Angora Lakes

MODERATE 17 reviews

Angora Lakes is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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 best used from May until October.

6.9 miles
994 feet
Out & Back



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





no dogs

1 month ago

Angora Lakes is a beautiful place. If you’re looking for a great beach hangout, even some cliff jumping, this is a beautiful little hidden gem. However, if you’re looking to hike, it’s very misleading. The app starts the trailhead at the bottom of the paved road and considers the 6.9 miles the trail all the way up to the parking lot. You do a very short jaunt to the lakes, hardly a work out. You have to pay for parking, and get there early because it fills up fast. As we were leaving we noticed the Angora Ridge Trail, couldn’t find in the app, but it was too late. We already lost our parking spot. Could hike from the bottom, but parking is scarce.

6 months ago

At the moment, this trail is snow-covered almost the entire way up. But the snow is firm enough that we were able to make it all the way to the lakes in regular hiking boots. Highly recommend making it to Upper Angora Lake, which I think is prettier than Lower.

I'm not sure I would love the hike without the snow because it is mostly paved road, but the snow made it lovely (and a good workout!) when I went yesterday.

7 months ago

Super simple hike with an amazing mountain lake at the top.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Drove to the end of fallen lake road to get to the TH. Used the trailhead that is right by the fire station (This was where the fire fighter directed me). Was not able to get to the lakes due to snow. Ventured through the snow as far as possible after losing the trail and got pretty close but had kids with and wouldn't have been able to get them up the rock edge. Not sure where the previous person who reviewed this trail went but would love to know. Plan to do this hike again once this snow has had more time to melt. I'm sure it's beautiful.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nice easy hike. On a paved road most of the way. Best when the road is closed. Don't forget to stop and take a picture at the Angora fire lookout. Be prepared for snow on the ground the last mile to the actual lakes. Worth walking around the first lake to the 2nd lake where there was 10+ waterfalls visible.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Easy hike with beautiful lake views. Sacredness abounds.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is not really a trail but a paved road. It was pretty busy with car traffic. Might be a better hike in the winter.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Easy short hike. Lake is beautiful.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hiked this trail many times years ago from the southern end of Fallen Leaf Lake and up to the southernmost Angora Lake. It's a bit of a climb, but I much prefer it to driving in, and Angora Lakes make it all cliff-jumping in the Tahoe area!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is a beautiful trail, nicely paved fire road, so no uneven terrain. The first 1.8 miles in are uphill and could be a bit brutal to those who aren't accustomed to the climb and elevation. It flattens out for a bit at the fire lookout so you can catch your breath and recharge. The next 2 miles are an easy up and down, and lead you to two lakes so very worth the hike. The best news is that the 4 miles back are mostly downhill and its glorious after the uphill trek in. A bit icy in the winter, we just went today, careful not to slip. The frozen lakes were so beautiful and perfect for your daring boyfriend to slide across, :). Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Friday, June 23, 2017