Hike to Eagle Falls & Lake

Lake Tahoe Eagle Falls & Lake

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2 Miles

Scenic
Waterfall

A short, 2-mile roundtrip hike with a payoff that's easily worth the trek. The views from the top are stunning for the distance you travel. Bring your camera, you'll be glad you did. In the winter, bring trekking poles and crampons if you have them.

Eagle Falls Trail is located off Highway 89 and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in California. Eagle Falls is one of the most popular short hikes in Lake Tahoe because of its beautiful cascading waterfalls, lush green scenery, and trees. Alongside one of the bluest pristine lakes in California, hikers on Eagle Falls will see the delightful sights of cascading waterfalls, lush green mountain scenery, and tall pine trees. Year-round Eagle Falls Trail offers hikers an unforgettable outdoor experience filled with breathtaking views. This hike is a great option for those who may be short on time or are not ready for a strenuous hike but still want to see Tahoe's magnificent terrain. The Eagle Falls hike is approximately two miles round trip from the trailhead and can be completed under an hour depending on the pace of the hiker.

If you're hiking to these falls during the winter, you're in for a treat with snow the surrounding the falls - but, be careful. A large part of the hike to the falls is in the shade, so you'll want to bring trekking poles if you have them.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Water
  • Sun block
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Crampons (optional winter)
Read More

Reviews

Overall rating: 

Leave a Review

Nice, short hike with great views along the way. Beautiful mountain lake. Definitely some crowds near the parking lot, and parts of the trail, but there's plenty of space to explore near the lake.

3 months ago
3 months ago

Eagle Falls can be crowded on the weekends. I would recommend to arrive early in the morning for better parking. If you're going to hike beyond the falls be sure to fill out a wilderness permit along with $5 for parking.

12 months ago
12 months ago

Thomas BurtonExplorer

E-mail = Traveltomsadventureblog@gmail.com

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike the Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Trailhead

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.

52 Saves

Hike to and Free Climb Castle Spire in the Castle Crags Wilderness

Lake Tahoe / Castle Lake, California

Most people only see California's Castle Crags from the south but only a small portion of the granite pluton lay within the commonly visited state park.

21 Saves

Hike the Yahi Trail in Upper Bidwell Park

Lake Tahoe / Upper Bidwell Parking Area E

To start this hike, find parking at Bidwell Park Parking Area E, near the Chico Rod and Gun Club. From there walk a short ways down Upper Park Road.

44 Saves