Great day hike or back-country trip! The One-Way Mileage from the Trailhead:
•1.0 mile to Eagle Lake- easy
•3.8 miles to Middle Velma Lake- moderate
•4.7 miles to Fontanillis Lake- moderate
For more detailed information on the hike click here.
South Shore and West Shore Tahoe is loaded with lodging opportunities! Bay View Campground is located across the Inspiration Point Trolley stop above Emerald Bay! This is a first come first serve campground so plan accordingly.
Meeks Bay is a beautiful resort with cabin, tent sites, and trailer camping available.
Camp Richardson is a historic resort equipped with hotel rooms, cabins, tent sites, and trailer camping!
Fallen Leaf Campground is located along beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake with plenty of tent sites available, just south of the Mt. Tallac Trailhead!
Backpacking Desolation Wilderness is also a possibility!
The lodging opportunities discussed above are all conveniently located along Highway 89 adjacent to an Emerald Bay Trolley stop!
It is important to plan ahead and reserve a camping spot well in advance. The Lake Tahoe Basin is a popular tourist attraction, campgrounds are usually full during the summer peak season.