Hike to Eagle Rock

Lake Tahoe Eagle Rock Trailhead

Added by Demetri Savas

Eagle Rock, an eroded dormant volcano, is one of the most breathtaking views in Tahoe, if not the best in my opinion. The coolest part (if you don't love long hikes) is that it only takes about 15-20 minutes to reach the summit to see the view. Overall, it's an incredibly easy hike for the payoff.

Starting at an outcrop off Highway 89 in Tahoe Pines, hikers make their way up the trail through a gradually sloping forest. Climbing rocks and logs, it is strenuous at times but only takes about 15-20 minutes to accomplish. Once at the top, the elevation is 6,286 feet and consists of an absolutely epic panoramic view of surrounding mountains, valleys, and lake.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Small backpack
  • Snacks
  • Pack lightly and enjoy the experience
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

250 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

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How to Get There

6 months ago

Short & Sweet

For how quick it takes to get up there, the gain of experiencing one of the prettiest Tahoe sunsets is incomparable. Usually there are always other people around, but hey, last night I met the cutest pup. Enjoy!

6 months ago

10 months ago

Good For Beginners

About 10 minutes up. Good view that is worth the pit stop if you're driving through, but fairly easy if you're looking for a challenge.

10 months ago

about 1 year ago

New Favorite Lake Spot

Beautiful views!!

about 1 year ago

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