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Echo Lakes Exploration Snowshoe Trek

January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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The Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) have teamed up for an afternoon snowshoe trek to Echo Lake. This trek will be a leisurely snowshoe from the Echo Lake Sno-Park (Johnson Pass Rd) to Lower Echo Lake (however, it could be more challenging if snow levels are deep). Along the way, our experts and friends at the Sugar Pine Foundation will reveal the mysterious world of trees and touch on the effects of the Caldor Fire. We will have lunch at the old lodge, so please remember to bring lunch and snacks. Our destination provides great photo opportunities of Lower Echo Lake and the surrounding mountains of glacial moraine carved out millennia ago.

What to Expect

TRTA/SPF treks are group treks, and we do our best to keep the group together. Trip leaders dedicate a great deal of their time throughout the year, sharing their passion for the outdoors. They are well-trained and experienced. Please respect the decisions made on the trail.

COVID-19 Policy

A COVID-19 screening will be conducted at the trailhead. Do not attempt to join if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the Center for Disease Control within 10 days of the trek: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste, or smell.

Cost: Your $5 reservation fee is non-refundable. Each vehicle must arrive with a Sno-Park parking permit to park at the meeting location. You can purchase a $15-day permit or $40 season permit online here or at several Sno-Park permit vendors found here.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: ~4 miles roundtrip

Location: Echo Lake Sno-Park

Time: 9:00 AM to ~1:00 PM

What to Bring:

  • Lunch!
  • Water (~one liter per person)
  • Snacks
  • Insulating clothes – we suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin
  • Warm fleece-type layer
  • Windbreaker/ warm jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Extra layers
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Extra pair of dry socks
  • Extra pair of dry socks
  • Snowshoes (let us know if you need to borrow a set)
  • Trekking poles (optional but let us know if you need to borrow a pair)
  • Lip Balm (≥ SPF 15+)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medications/Epi-Pen* (Be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with your guides at the trailhead)

Click here for more information and to register.


January 28, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Tahoe Rim Trail Association
(775) 298-4485
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Echo Lake Sno-Park
Echo Summit Rd
Echo Lake, CA 95721 United States
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