Hike or Backpack to Clyde Lake

14.8 Miles Round Trip - 2847 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Hike or Backpack to Clyde Lake

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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. 

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Camping
Fishing
Photography
Running
Backpacking
Hiking
Beach
Easy Parking
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Lake
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Waterfall
Wildflowers
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14.8 Miles
2847 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Perfect For Flyflishing?

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.