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Eagle Falls Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (20)

A great trail that leads away from the masses into the Tahoe backcountry.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

8,191' 2,497 m

High

6,573' 2,003 m

Low

1,649' 503 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views · Waterfall

Description

This trail is best accessed from a small parking area located on the west side of 89. Be aware that this parking area fill up quickly!

Start off on 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.

The VAST majority of people turn around here, but the trail continues on, skirting up the ridge until meeting the Bayview Lake Trail. From that intersection, you can make a nice loop back to the highway by using the Bayview Trail and then going back on the highway for a mile to your starting point.

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Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 20 votes

#1

in Lake Tahoe

#197

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#1

in Lake Tahoe

#25

in California

#197

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Photos

Jakes Peak from the snowy side of Maggies Peaks
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA
Emerald Bay from Eagle Falls Trail
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA
Looking back on snowy Eagle Falls Trail towards Phipps Peak and Jakes Peak
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA
Eagle's View.
Aug 18, 2016 near South L…, CA
Phipps Peak from Eagle Falls Trail
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA
Phipps Peak and Jakes Peak from Eagle Lake
Nov 24, 2017 near South L…, CA

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Michelle Jarrett
Oct 2, 2020
Cat Evans
2.5mi
Sep 30, 2020
Tami Barone
With Kelley. Beautiful despite some smoke from fires.
Jul 27, 2020
Mike Nugent
Oct 2, 2019
Sharon de Jong
2h 30m
Sep 21, 2019
Ryan Cheatham
3mi — 2h 30m
Sep 1, 2019
Nahim E
14h 30m
Aug 24, 2019
Mike Sung