Outbound Collective logo

Hike or Backpack to Clyde Lake

Tahoma, California

3.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

14.8 miles

Elevation Gain

2847 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

This is a new adventure! Be the first to share your experience.

Join a supporting community of travelers and adventurers sharing their photos and local insights.

Added by The Outbound Collective

Clyde Lake is a 14.8 mile hike in Desolation Wilderness, just outside of South Lake Tahoe. The hike to Clyde Lake can be done as a day trip or an overnight backpacking trip, as there is lots of stunning scenery to explore.

The Clyde Lake Trail is perfect for fly fishing, wildflower spotting, and enjoying changing forest scenery. If you hike this trail early in the season, there is an ice cave just before you reach Lake Heather. This trail also connects to Rockbound Pass and Emerald Bay. 

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app

Features

Fitness
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Running
Backpacking
Hiking
Beach
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

As far as I know all fish have been eradicated from Clyde lake as well as the outlet creek for a few miles, to protect native frogs. If there really are fish in there again I would love to hear about it.

Leave No Trace

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

Nearby

Hike Glen Alpine Falls and Grass Lake

Susie Lake, Desolation Wilderness

Hike to Half Moon Lake in Desolation Wilderness

Gilmore Lake in Desolation Wilderness

Cliff Jumping Paradise

Capture the Sunset at the Angora Ridge Fire Lookout