Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Eldorado National Forest, California USA

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year round resort in Kirkwood, south of Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California, USA. Kirkwood is at 33 mi/53 km south of South Lake Tahoe, on State Route 88 and it is surrounded by El Dorado National Forest.

Kirkwood is surrounded by High Sierra Wildness and National Forest land, making it ideal for hiking. Carson Pass area offers many opportunities to hikers, experienced or not, to live an unforgettable adventure or exploration. Regardless of the time of year you want to hike, you will enjoy the scenery and the smell of wildflowers or the vivid fall colors in fall.

Hikes are divided into Peak Hikes, taking you through summit views and alpine meadows and Lake Hikes, taking you through beautifully secluded high alpine lakes. Lift access is offered on weekends with chairs 1 and 2. Some of the trails are : twin bridges, a 4 mi/6.5 km easy trail, Caples creek – Tahoe Rim, a 4 mi/6.5 km with moderate difficulty trail, Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods & Ropi Lake, a medium difficulty trail.

Government Meadows – Tahoe Rim is another easy to moderate 0.5 mi/0.8 km trail, Buck Pasture – Tahoe Rim, a 3 mi/4.8 km moderate trail, Bryan Meadows – Tahoe Rim, a 3 mi/4.8 km moderate trail, Echo Lakes, a 2 mi/3.2 km trail for experts, Pacific Crest Trail, a 13.4 mi/21.5 km difficult trail, Highway 88 to Meiss Lake, a 4 mi/6.5 km moderate trail, Granite Lake Trail, a 1.5 mi/2.4 km easy to moderate trail, Pacific Crest Trail, a 22 mi/35.4 km difficult trail and Little Round Top, a difficult trail.