Route Name: Bayview Trailhead
Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 3 days minimum
Length: 22 km / 13.8 miles
OVERVIEW OF THE TRAIL
Desolation Wilderness is located just across from the majestic Lake Tahoe. With an elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m) and depth of 1,645 ft (501 m), Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the Sierra Nevadas. It’s the second deepest lake in the United States, after Crater Lake.
On the right, we had the beauty of an alpine lake, and to the left we had the exquisiteness of the Sierra Nevadas. The trail is easily accessible, all you have to do is drive and park your car. The beginning of the trail was mostly flat, but after the first mile the trail got steeper, and the view got even more pleasant. Have in mind that you will be working out those leg muscles.