Hawley Grade

Type: Backcountry
Length: 1.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Lake Tahoe Basin, In Christmas Valley S of Lake Tahoe at end of Upper Truckee Road.
State(s): California
Counties: El Dorado
Latitude: 38.7975
: -120.02005

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This 1.8 mile long trail was originally a toll road. Constructed during the gold rush era, the Hawley Route in the 1850's served mule-drawn wagons, and for a short time, the Pony Express. Since converted to a trail, this rugged trail offers outstanding views of the Tahoe Basin as it drops from Echo Summit into the valley floor below.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 6,300
Elevation High Point: 7,300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Don Lane
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
870 Emerald Bay Rd.
Ste. 1
South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150
(530) 573-2621



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