There is no experience quite like a visit to Lake Tahoe – the pristine majesty of this underground-fed lake and its surrounding mountains is unlike anywhere else in California or Nevada. And a hike to Eagle Falls is the premier way to explore this amazing place. Located within Emerald Bay State Park on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, Eagle Falls Trail takes you up and into the rugged mountain wilderness and leads to some of the best attractions of the Sierra Nevada, including cascading waterfalls and the beautiful vistas of Lake Tahoe, the Velma Lakes and the Beyers Lakes. Eagle Falls Trail offers pristine, rocky alpine beauty and an unrivaled experience within the El Dorado National Forest.
Parking at the Eagle Falls trailhead costs $5. Eagle Falls Trail is about a one-mile (1.6-km) uphill hike to Eagle Lake and its difficulty is rated easy to moderate. Closed-toed shoes are recommended.