A beautiful hike-in lake with jumping options for all levels. The featured jump is a 60 footer!

If you choose to go cliff jumping, be safe and know your limits ahead of time. 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!

Pack List

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Light jacket (gets cool)
  • Tennis or hiking shoes
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Activities Chillin
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
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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