Hike Date: June 1, 2010. February 2, 2011
Distance: ~ 1 mile
Trail(s): Eagle Falls Trail
Where’s it at? Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA


The Eagle Falls Trail is a nice short hike in Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA. There is free parking on the road (Highway 89 north of the Y) or paid parking in the closer lot. You can combine this trip with a hike to Vikingsholm and leave your car in one spot for both. If you’re looking for a longer hike continue on from the bridge to Eagle Lake. It’s a steep ascent but not very long.

On this trip there was still a fair amount of snow being mid winter and all. We probably should’ve worn snowshoes and put this in the snowshoe adventures section but it wasn’t TOO deep. We did slip a few times on the way up and down. Most of the other hikers we saw were wearing them.

If you visit, be sure to check out both the upper section on the west side of the road, as well as the lower section on the east side where you hike down. In fact, the lower falls trail can be a steep but short route to get to Vikingsholm at lake level. There are pictures of both areas below.

Photos from Eagle Falls (click to enlarge)

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Photos from Hiking in June w/o Snow(click to enlarge)

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