Lower Horsetail Falls

South Lake Tahoe, California 96155

Lower Horsetail Falls

Lower Horsetail Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Horsetail Falls is a long, narrow column of water resembling a horsetail. The falls is fed from an abundance of lakes in Desolation Valley. The trail to Horsetail Falls follows the continuous rapid cascades of Pyramid Creek up the glacial canyon. The area has many private picnic areas with swimming holes and forested coves along the creek. A wilderness permit is requires at the trailhead self-registration station."

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Trail Information

South Lake Tahoe
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Spring through Fall
Season
USGS Echo Lake; South Lake Tahoe Basin Recreation Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018