Carson Pass

Just 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe, along Highway 88, and 55 miles north of PCT Sonora Pass, the Carson Pass is a great hiking destination. It’s not just the stunning forest and alpine lakes found throughout the region, but the varied array of adventure options that make it great for anyone looking to hike on the PCT. Heading north or south from the Carson Pass trail, you can expect to find some landscape worth the hike and whether you head south in search of Lake Winnemcuka or the more distant Round Top and 4th July lakes, or head north in the direction of Echo Summit 12 miles, you will see for yourself the awards that you may stumble upon while exploring the mountains of California.