South Lake Tahoe, California

Cliff Jumping Paradise

Originally added by Grant Nyquist

A beautiful hike-in lake with jumping options for all levels. The featured jump is a 60 footer but there are other options, so choose carefully and be safe!

If you choose to go cliff jumping, be safe and know your limits ahead of time. Don't feel like the big jump is your only option, there are lower jumps, especially across from the beach (only about 15ft. high).

Angora Lake in Lake Tahoe is a easy 1mi hike up, but well worth it at the top. It's a big "bowl" so there is a beach with shallow water for kids and families and different sized boulders all around for varying heights for jumping. You can also rent boats, kayaks and paddle-boards and there is a snack-shack for food and treats (for the kids of course).

A great place to go with the family or if you're feeling daring and want to conquer your fear of heights!

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Chillin
Swimming
Bathrooms
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area

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Great summer spot

We used to make it a point to visit Angora Lake every summer when we went to Lake Tahoe. Jumping the cliff was always the highlight that kept us coming. This last summer, I went for the first time in probably 10 years. I have to say, it was a lot easier jumping that cliff when I was a kid. The height must have gotten to me over the years because it took me a solid half hour to muster up the strength to jump this time. Regardless if you jump or not, this is a great lake with a stretch of beach, and on a hot day, this is the place to chill off.

Easiest to just swim across the lake to the cliffs. Hiking around the right side will work too. Just a lot of bushwhacking. Definitely get a lemon ice cream thingy at the resort if it's open.

plug your nose and watch out for swimsuit malfunctions

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