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blue Eagle Lake Out and Back

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 405' 123 m
Descent: -405' -123 m
High: 6,980' 2,127 m
Low: 6,575' 2,004 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A modest effort leads to a remote-feeling alpine lake.

Nick Wilder

Features Lake · Swimming · Waterfall

Family Friendly An easy hike with waterfalls and swimming makes this an exciting destination for you youngest family members!

Overview

Visitors who tackle this trail will get a small taste of the Tahoe backcountry, with a swim included, all for a relatively modest effort.

Need to Know

Technically you need to get a free wilderness permit at the trailhead.

Description

Start off from the parking are located just across 89 from the Vikingsholm. You'll begin on an easy trail, then meet a short set of nicely-carved stone stairs after a quarter mile. Cross a lovely bridge at Eagle Falls. Enjoy the falls and then continue on uphill until you can take a right on the Eagle Lake Access Trail to Eagle Lake, which is just a tiny ways off the main trail.

Take a cold dip in the lake and enjoy the relative solitude of this Tahoe gem (okay, not solitude, but less crowded than a lot of Tahoe destinations!).

Once you've enjoyed the serene waters, about face and return the way that you came.

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Jul 26, 2019
Eldad Ben-Moshe
May 7, 2019
Caitlin P
1.9mi
Apr 28, 2019
Scott Grindle
Roaring falls, beautiful frozen lake and fewer crowds on the snow covered trail at the end of April. 1.9mi
Mar 3, 2019
Jeremiah K
Oct 22, 2018
Amy Le Cras
Sep 8, 2018
Doug Barnett
Aug 13, 2018
Elliot Gardner
Aug 13, 2018
Genady Shagal
38.952005, -120.113203 parking&TH

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 11 votes

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