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.To visit Eagle Lake and other attractions in Fallen Leaf, use our Fallen Leaf tour itinerary builder tool.
Eagle Lake Reviews
Overall a breathtaking experience with spectacular views. Early arrival allowed us to park in the upper lot (when we left there were tons of cars by the side of the road for hundreds of feet!) Was... more »
Eagle Falls Trail up to Eagle Lake was a fairly short moderately strenuous hike up steep stone steps and trail. Took about 45 minutes to hike to the lake. Miss the morning crowds and go later in the..... more »
A very nice side kick, from Emerald Bay beach spot on Lake Tahoe, and if you are going to be at Emerald, there is absolutely no reason to miss this lovely picturesque spot for couples of pics with variety of backdrops. If you are parking at Emerald Bay Parking lot, this place is just 200 yards or so on your right up the road. If there is no parking at Emerald Bay, then don’t waste time, instead go and park on shoulder of roads just anywhere nearest to marked spot”Eagles Fall”. You can easily spend an hour or two clicking, relaxing, sitting and absorbing enormously beautiful nature’ opulence in abundance! Look deep in gorge, tunnel, running nice and clean water stream in to fall. Don’t forget to dangle your feet in water to flow down your tiredness.
Breathtaking! If ever around Lake Tahoe, it’s a must see! Fantastic view, regardless of the season. We were there close to summer but that actually meant that we had the chance to enjoy nature waking up and feeding it’s trees the green they deserve. Just go there and enjoy everything!
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