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.