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Eagle Lake Out and Back

 6 votes

Length

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


Elevation

405' 123 m

Ascent

-405' -123 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

6,980' 2,127 m

High

6,575' 2,004 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 45 days ago
Snowy: Significant snow accumulation 6,650 feet and above, snow covers 75% of trail. Passable in hiking boots without poles. History

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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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Check-Ins

Dec 30, 2018
Shin Yamamoto
Hiked through snow and ice 1.9mi
May 6, 2018
Jessica Mutschler
Apr 8, 2018
Dylan Taylor
Travelled mostly over snow to Eagle Lake, mostly frozen as of 4/8. Great snow travel, a little crowded. 2.1mi — 1h 15m
Jan 21, 2018
Aaron V
3mi
Dec 12, 2017
Rebecca Kolodziej
Nov 23, 2017
Wayne Hou
Oct 30, 2017
Kelly Beskin
Aug 26, 2017
Josh C

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 6 votes

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in Lake Tahoe

#2140

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#5

in Lake Tahoe

#329

in California

#2,140

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