Hawley Grade

Hawley Grade trail runs from the Upper Truckee River in Christmas Valley to Hwy 50 (at Echo Summit). It takes approximately 3 hours with a total elevation distance of 920ft.

The trail was originally part of the Pony Express Trail, and the original "pass trail" over Echo Summit. It is a location of one Snowshoe Thompson's heroic stories where Snowshoe saved someone's life in a nearby cabin.

This is a multi-use trail shared by hikers, bikers and equestrians, that has great views of Lake Tahoe and Lake Valley.


Latitude: 38.7964735 Longitude: -120.0203133 Elevation: 6518 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Peter Brumis

Eco-Friendly Notes

Pack In - Pack Out.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs should be on a leash. Trail terminates on Highway 50 Echo Summit so be careful around traffic. Horses are also allowed.


Beautiful autumn hike, especially after a rain storm, as the waterfalls flow as if it's the spring melt.

Kimberly, 10/27/2010

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