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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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 250 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

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Great short hike with spectacular views

20 min hike from the parking area to the top. Not too hard not too easy. We took a 2 and 4 year old. They loved it. Views are perfect at the top We drove to vikingsholm and cascade falls which were packed and no parking. Came back here. Parked easily.

about 2 years 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!

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.


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