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  1. Take the whole family on this quick hike that is great for beginning backpackers.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.6 miles
    Duration
  2. The Lake Aloha region southwest of Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular overnight destinations in 63,000 acre Desolation Wilderness.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    If not taking the water shuttle across Echo Lakes, the trip to Lake Aloha is 12 miles roundtrip. The water shuttle can cut the time of this hike down to 3.5-4 hours.
  3. As one of the most popular hikes in the Lake Tahoe region, Lake Winnemucca is a perfect backpacking and hiking trip for families.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    27.9 miles
    Duration
    This assumes a pace of 2 miles per hour and adds 30 minutes for every 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
  4. Spend a week backpacking along one of the most interesting stretches of the PCT where it overlaps with the Tahoe Rim Trail.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    This hike will take about 6-7 days averaging about 10 miles a day.
  5. The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail is arguably one of the most scenic long distance hikes in the country.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    The amount of days taken to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail depends on your pace. A 12 day trek assumes an average pace of 13.75 miles per day.
  6. The Echo Lakes trailhead near South Lake Tahoe offers hiking, backpacking, camping, and sightseeing for visitors of all abilities.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.1 miles
    Duration
    This hike can take from four to six hours round trip depending on whether the user opts for the water shuttle across Echo Lakes.
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