Hawley Grade

Type: Backcountry
Length: 1.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
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.
States: California
Counties: El Dorado
Latitude: 38.7975   Longitude: -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
Year Designated: 1979

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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