Eagle Falls

South Lake Tahoe, California

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The falls on Eagle Creek are part of a watercourse that links Lake Tahoe’s lovely Emerald Bay with the Desolation Wilderness above. The cascade on Eagle Creek is a waypoint for most hikers as they climb to Eagle Lake. The upper falls, reached via the Eagle Lake Trail, is an easy destination, and the setting couldn’t be more spectacular. From the bridge spanning the creek below the upper falls, look east toward aptly named Emerald Bay and the vast blue expanse of Lake Tahoe beyond. In every other direction the silver granite walls of Desolation Wilderness peaks tower overhead.
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

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Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré (Falcon Guides)

The falls on Eagle Creek are part of a watercourse that links Lake Tahoe’s lovely Emerald Bay with the Desolation Wilderness above. The cascade on Eagle Creek is a waypoint for most hikers as they climb to Eagle Lake.

The upper falls, reached via the Eagle Lake Trail, is an easy destination, and the setting couldn’t be more spectacular. From the bridge spanning the creek below the upper falls, look east toward aptly named Emerald Bay and the vast blue expanse of Lake Tahoe beyond. In every other direction the silver granite walls of Desolation Wilderness peaks tower overhead.

© 2015 Tracy Salcedo-Chourré/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: South Lake Tahoe
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 40-60 minutes
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; (530) 543-2600; www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu/
Local Maps: USGS Emerald Bay CA; a map on the signboard at the trailhead; Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Map; National Geographic 803 Lake Tahoe Basin trail map; Tom Harrison Recreation Map of Lake Tahoe
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Falls

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