Eagle Falls HikeCurrently Open
- Address: Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, View Point, Waterfall, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature
One of South Lake Tahoes’ most popular and pretty hikes, this leads along an upper Eagle Fall and a lower Eagle Falls to Eagle Falls lake, which is perfect for family picnics. The water is only a trickle in the summer–so make sure that you’re visiting in the spring, when the fall is splendorous.
The start of your problems is getting there: Drive 8.5 miles north on Highway 89 from the junction of Highway 50 at South Lake Tahoe, till you come to the Emerald Bay/Vikingsholm State Park parking lot. There’s a small parking fee…if you can get a spot. Usually, unless you arrive early, you won’t get a spot.
Once you’ve parked, it’s a very easy hiking trail along the main sights.
- There is a more dangerous trail down to the lake, which offers nicer views; but you should know that people have died from going over the falls. Be careful.
- USD 5 parking fee.
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95% of people who visit South Lake Tahoe include Eagle Falls Hike in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
38% of people start their Eagle Falls Hike visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Eagle Falls Hike
83.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Eagle Falls Hike
This is a very beautiful place. Hike a little bit further for Eagle lake, the views are wonderful.
Very beautiful area!
One of the best views on the lake. Highly recommended for anyone exploring the area and for photographers. Try to hit the location early, crowds start hitting harder as the morning draws out. During the Winter it is absolutely beautiful!
A bucket list place!
Nice view point place