Lake Aloha

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Lake Aloha
Nebulous veracity by burnintree.jpg
Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness; general view, taken on 2008 08 22
Location Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, U.S.
Coordinates 38°52′1.74″N 120°8′56.56″W / 38.8671500°N 120.1490444°W / 38.8671500; -120.1490444Coordinates: 38°52′1.74″N 120°8′56.56″W / 38.8671500°N 120.1490444°W / 38.8671500; -120.1490444
Basin countries United States
Settlements South Lake Tahoe

Lake Aloha is a large shallow backcountry reservoir at an elevation of 8,116 feet in the Sierra Nevada, west of Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, eastern California.

The reservoir is located in Desolation Valley, within the federally protected Desolation Wilderness area. It can be reached by hiking west from Echo Lake (California) or the Glen Alpine Springs Trailhead, near the city of South Lake Tahoe. There is a moderate gain in elevation as you head west. To reach the base of Pyramid and Price peaks, in the Crystal Range (California) of the Sierra Nevada, you have to traverse the Lake Aloha area.

Lake Aloha in Desolation Valley, the Desolation Wilderness Area.

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