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Granite Lake & Maggie's Peaks

South Lake Tahoe, California

based on 1 reviews



3.85 miles

Elevation Gain

1663 ft

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Granite Lake & Maggie's Peaks is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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Rock Climbing
Dog Friendly


Great hike with multiple options from a single trailhead. We climbed up past Granite Lake to Maggie’s Peak and on the return took the trail over to Cascade Falls and back. Trail is a nice steady climb to the saddle above Granite, then a short steep push to Maggie’s. Great views of South Lake and Desolation Wilderness from the summit. Lots of lakes visible from the different viewpoints including Dicks, Azure, Cascade, Fallen Leaf, Granite, Eagle, and others. There’s some free parking along the road across from the Inspiration Point parking lot (which is $10 for 30+ minutes), it probably fills up early but there were openings at 3pm.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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