Eagle Lake Out and Back

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1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


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405' 123 m

Ascent

-405' -123 m

Descent

6,980' 2,127 m

High

6,575' 2,004 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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

Nick Wilder

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.
Features: Lake — Swimming — Waterfall
Family Friendly: An easy hike with waterfalls and swimming makes this an exciting destination for you youngest family members!

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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May 15, 2017
Peter M
Dec 10, 2016
Adam Schuch
Sep 26, 2016
Monica Decker
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Sep 18, 2016
Conor Buttler-Ricketts
Beginner to Moderate hiker, recommend sneakers for rocky terrain. Great hike, steep initial vertical but short and worth the view and beautiful lake. 1.9mi

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Minor Issues 6 days ago
Mostly Dry - Some water on trail
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