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Always a fun trip

Been up to the lakes both as a day trip and overnight for couple of days. Good trail to get the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
psavila1
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Sacramento, California
Loch Leven is a hikers Bucket list check off

Loch Leven is a moderate hike. Several ways can be taken to get here. Parking at Rainbow exit off... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
bodieandkitty
,
Lincoln, California
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A popular and challenging trail through 10 miles of scenic area.
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Been up to the lakes both as a day trip and overnight for couple of days. Good trail to get the hiking legs and back in shape iif planning a longer multi-day hiking trip. Also a good place to snow shoe but the trail isn't...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Loch Leven is a moderate hike. Several ways can be taken to get here. Parking at Rainbow exit off Donner Summit I-80, has limited parking at the start of the trail. More parking is at the ranger station west where you can also get a...More

1  Thank bodieandkitty
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a good hike, took us about 5 hours up and back to the upper lake. There are sections that aren't too bad, but a good portion of the hike is walking on loose rock and climbing up and over rocks. Once you get...More

1  Thank calsand
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I hiked this trail today on July 4, and I was surprised that there weren't more hikers. My friend and I eventually teamed up with two guys who had two dogs. They had previously done the hike which was great since a few trail sections...More

4  Thank Gkylee
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

An hour from Sacramento, the hike offers elevation, a beautiful evergreen forest, plenty of granite, and beautiful lakes. What more is needed?

1  Thank PGNevis
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

A summertime hike. Do it as a day hike or take Some gear and spend some time. Steep going in from Big Bend/Rainbow tavern, but not far. Small, scenic lakes.

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have backpacked this trail with the Boy Scouts. If you are not in good condition, don't try it. Beautiful High Sierra scenery, multiple Alpine lakes, not very crowded.

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

When told to “Take a hike” and “go jump in a lake”, I will gladly get off your nerves and go away. Needing to go away on a late summer afternoon, I took that hike and jumped in that lake on the Loch Leven Lakes...More

2  Thank NVJoe
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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Hiked to Middle Loch Leven Lake. We are generally fast hikers, so it took 90 minutes there and a little less back. Had a lovely lunch stop at the lake. This is NOT near Sacramento, closer to Truckee or Soda Springs. Definitely has some climbing,...More

2  Thank Patty C
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Gorgeous Tahoe hike leading back to three lakes. Very well traveled, but there are some lesser visited back-routes. A great place spring through fall. Fun in Winter with snow shoes.

2  Thank traveller2332
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