Lily Lake Trail
The Lily Lake Trail is a 2.1-mile multi-use trail connecting the newly built trail system on Angora Ridge, featuring stunning views of Desolation Wilderness, Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe. It also reduces traffic on narrow roads and offers new access to hikers, experienced mountain bikers, and equestrians who want a car-free way to enjoy Fallen Leaf Lake, Glen Alpine Springs and Desolation Wilderness.
The Lily Lake trail has an elevation change of 800 feet and features mosaic-like rock work, including aspects unique to the Tahoe trail repertoire — slickrock, boulder traverses, and an expansive view of Fallen Leaf Lake on the edge of a 75-foot cliff.
Construction started in 2018, however due to the challenges of building through dense vegetation and unforgiving talus, professional engineering and building crews were required to complete the work. The USFS cut the top quarter mile of trail through a scree field, and TAMBA crews and volunteers, led by crew leader Scott Brown, were responsible for the intricate, technical rock work that was required. Crews removed approximately nine tons of rock from the trail, and moved roughly three tons of rock to make tread. The trail features some of the only slick rock riding in Tahoe to create a technical, physical ride with some of the best views around the lake.