Desolation Wilderness

Desolation Wilderness is is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the country. The crest of the Sierra Nevada runs through it, just west of Lake Tahoe.

Desolation has lots of barren, rocky terrain at the edge of the treeline and extensive areas of bare granite formations.

Other trailheads that provide access to the wilderness:

  • Loon Lake Trailhead
  • Buck Island Trailhead
  • Van Vleck Trailhead
  • Rockbound Trailhead
  • Twin Lakes Trailhead
  • Lyons Trailhead
  • Twin Bridges Trailhead
  • Ralston Trailhead
  • Echo Trailhead
  • Echo Lakes Trailhead
  • Glen Alpine Trailhead
  • Mount Tallac Trailhead
  • Bayview Trailhead
  • Eagle Falls Trailhead
  • Meeks Bay Trailhead
  • Horsetail Falls Trailhead


7887 Highway 50
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
United States