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Dicks Lake   Lake Aloha
Dicks, and Fontanillis Lakes from Dicks Pass

South side of Aloha Lake to the North side of Echo Lake

Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trails through Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness 7.5 minute USGS Backpacking Map

Aloha Lake under Pyramid Peak from Dicks Pass

Map Index

Meeks Bay to Echo Summit


Lake Aloha


Echo Lake 7.5 Map


Haypress Meadow to Highway 50

30 min MAP page

Phipps Pass to Echo Summit Trailhead

Click map points for links to Trail Guide Page

Trail Guide Junctions South of Lake Aloha

all maps all pages miles and elevations map info
3.51 miles from the South side of Lake Aloha to Boat Taxi Dock on Upper Echo Lake

North: Lake Aloha                              Miles and Elevations                              Click Red Dots                          South: Haypress Meadow to Highway 50

7.5 topographic North Echo Lake

North: Lake Aloha                                                        South: Haypress Meadow to Highway 50

next MAP page: full Echo Lake 7.5 Map

Desolation Wilderness Mapping Information, miles, and Elevations


Lake of the Woods trail junction at South end of Aloha Lake to Echo Lake trail head: 6.13 miles

also see Lake Aloha to Echo Lake trail head 30 min map info

Meeks Bay to Echo Summit

Meeks Bay trail head to Lake Genevieve: 4.39 miles

Lake Genevieve to Middle Velma Lake: 7.93 miles

Middle Velma to N. side, Aloha Lake: 8.84 miles

North side of Aloha Lake to Echo Lake trail head: 7.55 miles

Echo Lake trail head to Echo Summit Trail head: 2 miles


Meeks Bay trail head to Echo Lake trailhead: 28.71 miles

Meeks Bay trail head to Echo Summit trailhead: 30.71 miles

miles and elevations

Lake Tahoe to Lake Alpine Trail Guide Index

Meeks Bay trail head

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USGS Map Locator


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USGS Map Information

Map Name: Echo Lake Calif.-Nev., 1992, 7.5 minute Topographic


Compass Offset: Magnetic North is 18 degrees, 34 minutes East of True North


scale: 1:24 000

Contours: 40 feet


Backpacking Permitting Authority

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

TahoeWhitney: Contact Information

Feds: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit


National Forest


Wilderness Area:

Desolation Wilderness, TahoeWhitney

Desolation Wilderness, the feds.


Meeks Bay trail head


Physical location

Between Highway 89 and Highway 50 in the Desolation Wilderness approaching Highway 50.


North: Lake Aloha                                                                                                                                South: Echo Lake 2

Elevations   More Information

Lake Aloha: 8120 feet

Echo Lake Trailhead: 7414 feet

Elevation change: -706

Trail Guide, Section: Meeks Bay to The Carson Gap

Trail Guide page: Meeks Bay Trailhead

Google Map: All Lake Tahoe trailheads


Map Credit

U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior


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This trail started at the

Meeks Bay Trailhead

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