Eagle Falls Trail 17E03

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

Elevation Gain505ft
Trailhead Elevation8,488ft
Elevation Min/Max8186/8488ft
Elevation Start/End8488/8488ft

Eagle Falls Trail 17E03

Eagle Falls Trail (17E03) is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 8,488 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 505 feet. Along the trail there are viewpoints and a meadow. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail (TRT), Eagle Lake Trail, Velma Lakes Trail (17E34.1), Bayview Trail (17E04.1) and 17e03a.

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Glen Alpine to Susie & Heather lakes & Lake Aloha level 4, 11.8 mi,, +/-2125'elev gain, 8125'elev https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201191315647066.1073741824.1295809256&type=3 at the time we did this hike, i thought i'd never want to do glen alpine trail again - but a yr later i'm dying to do this hike again - later in the year to avoid mosquitos for sure! this was a tough trail for the rocky footing the entire way - wound up being closer to 13 miles, and we had to deal not only with snow detours a couple of places, but the mosquitoes were horrible! They didn't even care that we were doused in bug repellent! It was a long hike, with tons of sun, luckily the clouds filled the sky on our trek down else it would have been much more difficult - i drank 102 oz of water in my pack, 24 more oz and 2 more liters! yes, we had water purification tablets LUCKILY so that i could refill! lots of running water, had to cross through a few streams - Lake Aloha was amazing! We had never been to this lake before - you had to climb up to the lake and were at eye level with it when you reached the top as it's nestled at the base of all the mountains, and we never saw a glimpse til we got there! Very pretty. But this one is rough on the ankles as there are granite stones on most of the trail - probably to avoid erosion - so there really isn't a break coming down the hill (i usually let momentum help me down, but on this one we had to be sure footed the entire time). I can't wait to get to Aloha from the other side! (and hopefully we'll make it around the same side we were on here and find Sheela's shock collar remote where it must have fallen off dan's pack at our break at the end :( ) http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGS462-027

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Trail Information

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Nearby City
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
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 Contacts
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
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Nov 2018