Explore Potem Falls

0.5 Miles Round Trip - Out-and-Back Trail

Potem Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Short hike to a tall falls that drops into a perfect swimming hole!

Park in the pull-out on Fenders Ferry Road. There you will find the Potem Falls trailhead. The hike is only 0.5 miles long--you'll likely spend more time enjoying the falls than getting there! Bring your swim gear if you want to jump in the pool. Trail is dog friendly and open March-October. 

Photos: rubengarciajrphotographyDan Hutcheson


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole


0.5 Miles
Out-and-Back Trail

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Drive is a trek down a rough gravel road but so worth it. You can hear the water as soon as you step out of the car. Seeing the fall from the top of the trail is captivating but nothing compared to looking up at it from the swimming hole. The water is clear and refreshing. There are a couple of rope swings to the left of the fall. Totally worth the trip.

Josh Van Dyke

almost 3 years ago



this is not in lake tahoe

this is not in lake tahoe