Hike the Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

Fallen Leaf Lake Trailhead

Distance

8.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

859 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

The Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is an 8.1 mile loop that is great for activities year round. The hike features a beautiful lake, and lots of scenic views. This hike is perfect for intermediate and experienced hikers. Dogs are allowed on this trail too!

The Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is located in South Lake Tahoe, California. It is important to note that there is no trail on the east side of the lake. The trail turns into a paved road when you reach the marina after passing the campground. Additionally, lots of small trails jut out from the main trail. Bring a map to familiarize yourself with the route. 

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $63/night

Outsite Heavenly

South Lake Tahoe, California

From $120/night

Falling Waters Oasis

Grass Valley, California

From $137/night

White Wolf Lodge

Yosemite National Park, California

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Great hike! Take a good amount of water if doing the whole loop. Make sure to stop by and enjoy the beautiful view at the lake.

Distance

8.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

859 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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Photograph the Milky Way over Fallen Leaf Lake

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Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake

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