Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike
The Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike is an easy-going adventure in South Lake Tahoe that offers some picturesque California scenery. The route can be enjoyed by the whole family at all times of the year; however, the area does see some significant snowfall, so make sure to pack crampons or snowshoes in the winter months! This quick walk through mixed forestlands culminates at the Echo Pass Overlook, which boasts unparalleled vistas.
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Route Description for Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike
The Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike is a perfect adventure for those seeking a quick walk for sightseeing. Wander alongside Echo Lakes Road, strap on your snowshoes, or cross country ski down the road to the beautiful alpine scene of the emerald-hued waters bounded by Sierra Nevada Peaks in the winter months. This epic, easy-to-navigate route is manageable for novice hikers and children alike, so what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and lace up your shoes, we're going on an adventure!
Setting out from the parking lot on Johnson Pass Road, the Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike follows the Echo Lakes Road northwest through mixed pine woodlands interspersed with quaking aspens. As you wander, you will pass several cabins and campsites. Continue hiking along the road, and eventually, the path will open to Lower Echo Lake. Admire the beauty of the alpine lake hemmed by the craggy snow-dusted Sierra Nevada Mountains.
From here, continue hiking, merging onto the PCT at the road’s end. Follow this route up to the Echo Pass Overlook. Revel in the panoramic views of Echo Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the mountain range. Retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead when you are ready.
Getting to the Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike Trailhead
The Little Norway to Lower Echo Lake Hike departs from the parking lot and trailhead off Johnson Pass Road.
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