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Eagle Lake, Fallen Leaf

4.8
#10 of 22 in Parks in Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Eagle Lake is a backcountry lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, to the west of Lake Tahoe in the Desolation Wilderness. It can be reached by hiking west out of the Eagle Lake trailhead on HWY 89 at Emerald Bay State Park.
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  • Absolutely breathtaking. Great hike up, moderate difficulty, and finished up with a swim in the lake. Will never forget it. Recommend getting there pretty early to get parked (along the road) 
    Absolutely breathtaking. Great hike up, moderate difficulty, and finished up with a swim in the lake. Will never forget it. Recommend getting there pretty early to get parked (along the road)  more »
  • This is a moderately hilly but short hike to beautiful lake Eagle where you can swim. Definitely worth the the trip but this is not a long or hard hike so if you want more you can continue past the... 
    This is a moderately hilly but short hike to beautiful lake Eagle where you can swim. Definitely worth the the trip but this is not a long or hard hike so if you want more you can continue past the...  more »
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  • Lower falls (wheelchair accessible) had no water. Upper falls had water. Carved in granite steps can get slippery with rain or snow. I would not recommend the climb if you have heart or mobility issues. Has own parking lot and lacks obvious signage for upper/lower.
  • We love it here and going up to the Eagle Lake. We somehow always end up here in February and it's beautiful and snowy. Because of the snow and some ice most people just stop at the falls so the trail is super quiet and peaceful. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because the parking is horrible especially in winter when everything is blocked by snow. But yeah lovely hike!

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