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Eagle Falls Trail

 9 votes

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,649' 503 m

Ascent

-47' -14 m

Descent

8,191' 2,497 m

High

6,573' 2,003 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Bad / Closed

24 days agoUpdate

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

Nick Wilder

Overview

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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Nov 19, 2017
Mike Radka
Nov 18, 2017
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Aug 31, 2017
Beth N
Nov 11, 2016
Alex Von der Mehden
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Sep 17, 2016
Matthew Liddle
Gorgeous hike to Eagle Lake, Jilly's first swim in an Alpine Lake! 4mi

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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in Lake Tahoe

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Conditions


Bad / Closed 24 days ago
Snowy, Icy - Very icy up to Eagle Lake. Beyond that, the trail becomes increasingly snowy and impossible to navigate without GPS.
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