Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice, long and not well marked in places.
We got lost for several hours going around the lake. Lots of little trails going off the main one and it's difficult to tell which one you should follow. Not good for novice hikers. Lake was beautiful and campground lovely.
The hike, as displayed on the map to the right, is not an actual hike. There is no trail on the east side of the lake. You can hike counterclockwise from near the campground and finish at the marina. After that the "trail" is walking the paved road back to where you started. We asked a few locals at the marina where the trail continues around the remainder of the lake and were told, "There is no trail on that side of the lake". This was a bit disappointing.
Very hard to find trailhead. We missed it and drove the single lane road all the way to the marina...and back again. Park by the campground sign, where all the other cars are. Beautiful easy walk once we finally found it.
Such an amazing waterfall to see
Beautiful and an easy hike.