Glen Alpine Trailhead Gives Historic Access to Desolation Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness Trails – Glen alpine trailhead is located at Lilly Lake approx a mile behind Fallen Leaf lake. The Trailhead is a paved parking that gives visitors direct access via rock road to the Historic Glen Alpine Spring Resort.
Desolation Wilderness Access from this trailhead includes direct rail access to the Gilmore Lake, Half Moon Lake, Susie Lake, grass Lake, Heather Lake as well as the PCT which runs the length of Desolation Wilderness.
Most hikes along this trail are rated moderate, the trail is very rocky and is typically climbing most of the way to your destination.
Lakes to visit via day hike or Lake Tahoe backpacking trip:
|Glen Alpine to:||Grass Lake||2.3||Easy/Moderate|
|Half Moon Lake||5.5||Moderate|
|Mt. Tallac Peak||5.7||Difficult|
Grass Lake – 2.3 miles
Gilmore Lake – 3.9 Miles
Susie Lake – 3.8 Miles
Half Moon Lake – 5.5 Miles
Heather Lake – 4.9 miles
Also hikers and Backpackers use this trail to access Mt Tallac, Dicks Pass or Lake Aloha