Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Trail

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Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Trail

  • Highway 89 at Emerald Bay, CA

Take Hwy 89 South from Tahoe City approximately 16 miles to the Eagle Falls Picnic area on the right. Wilderness permit required.

For a moderate hike - walk up to Eagle Lake doesn't take too long. Very popular short hike for families with small kids.

Description: This steep trail leads back into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, passing by several lakes along the way. Eagle Lake is only 1 mile and a popular destination for day-hikers looking to picnic lunch or take a swim. 4.5 miles to Dicks Lake, Upper and Middle Velmas; 5 miles to Fontanillas.

Trail continues into Desolation Wilderness and becomes a more intermediate to expert trail. Very popular spot during busy times, plan accordingly.

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Eagle Falls & Eagle Lake Trail

Last updated: June 2024