This trail is located on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe. Offering magnificent views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe, this steep trail leads you up the side of Maggie's Peak into Desolation Wilderness. Stop at Granite Lake for a short rest along the way. In 2.7 miles this trail intersects with the Eagle Falls Trail. Corral and watering facilities for horses are available at the trailhead.
A wilderness permit is required for this trail. Day hikers can obtain a permit at the self-service stations located at the trailheads. Overnight users must obtain a permit and pay fees in person from a Forest Service office or the Forest Service Visitor Center.
Directions from South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 89 north approximately 8 miles to the Bayview Campground across from Inspiration Point. Parking is located at the far end of the campground.
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