Eagle Falls Trail

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Trail Distance: 1 mile
Time Estimate: 30 mins
Elevation Gain: 433 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: $5
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Limited
Description
From Lake Tahoe into the desolation wilderness, the Eagle Falls Trail is a thrilling short day hike to enjoy with family or friends! Be greeted with winding forest trails, abundant wildlife, and a relaxing combination of mountains and water views. The Eagle Falls Trail is a hotspot for folks looking to have a break from the busy work week. Although open year-round, the most scenic and pawpular times to visit are between May and September when the flowers are blooming and the water is refreshing. 


Eagle Falls Trail has a small paid parking lot, but parking on the street is free. Once you receive your wilderness permit, the trailhead is located straight from the parking lot, and begins nice and easy for the first quarter mile. Continue southwest along the trail until you reach carved stone steps, which is where the ascent takes a steep incline. Once past the rocky steps, you'll soon see the Eagle Falls in the background. You can view the beautiful falls from the bridge, or, you can carefully climb down to access the natural pool, where kids and furkids are known to have a blast wading in the water! Hiking another mile or more will take you to Eagle Falls Lake, where you can enjoy a little bit more solitude and the chilly waters of the big, pristine lake. 

In addition to your trusty four-legged canine, make sure to bring a camera and a picnic lunch. Photography enthusiasts will definitely want to plan in some breaks to take photos of some of California's most lush, green landscape. Stop along the Eagle Falls Trail on a rocky boulder to enjoy a quick snack and rehydrate. Visitors are kindly asked to pick up after their pooch, and to bring out whatever they brought in. Come and enjoy this short, easy hike with your furbaby and friends!

Trail Features
Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline, Lake, Forest, Steep Inclines, Rocky
Wildflowers, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The Eagle Falls Trail requires a wilderness permit, so be sure to fill one out at the rangers office before you begin your ascent. Weekends are very busy, so arrive early in order to find parking! Dress comfortably in proper tennis/hiking shoes to avoid slipping on rocks or tree branches.
Address
Hwy 89
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Address
Hwy 89
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM