Angora Lakes Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Angora Lakes Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

lake

views

wildlife

Although you can drive into the lake itself, this small out-and-back hike will give you more reason to relax in the cool water of Angora Lake once you arrive.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Snow blocks driveway. I even haven't arrived the beginning of the trail.

1 month ago

hiking
8 months ago

Scenic views every step of the way! A steep hike and the trail is tiny and rocks all the way. A different experience.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail and our 2 and 3 yo could walk everything on their own.
Strollers could be possible, but then they have to be stable ones with big wheels.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Love it! Easy, kid friendly, dog friendly and the place is amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

We mainly did this trail to go to the lake. The road in is 1 lane and hard to find... first attempt lead us to fallen leaf lake. Parking tough, had to wait for people to leave. It's a nice hike in, easy for all ages, beautiful walk. The first lake was nice, has cabins. Didn't notice swimming there but the next lake shortly after it, has a beach area with picnic tables and a lemonade type stand. Can rent boats. There's cliff diving off some rocky areas across the lake from the beach. Though we watched paramedics come twice in a couple hours from people injured. The lake is great for swimming. This visit picnicking was bad because of bees. Couldn't eat with out being swarmed. Crowded place on a week day. Wouldn't want to be there on a weekend.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

It was incredible! The lake is like a hidden jewel amongst granite rocks and mountains. But too many people and the drive to the trail is one lane.
Edit: hiked in 2015

hiking
11 months ago

Very beautiful hike and easy for kids! It's worth the drive up and waiting for a parking spot to hike to such a oasis!

hiking
11 months ago

Short trail, though w some elevation gain. Kids can do it easily (and we saw lots of little kids), but my 79-yr-old mom had to take it pretty slowly bc of the elevation (about 7400 ft) and the uphill portions. Beautiful little lake at end, very popular. You can rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard. We also went swimming. Water was cold that shallow so bearable. You can buy sandwiches or ice cream at the little store at the lake. A very pleasant family outing. ***Get an early start to ensure that you can get parking! It's not that big of a lot and a very long drive out on a single lane road if the parking lot is full. Also, bring $7 cash (exact change to put in the iron ranger) for the parking fee. We got there at 10:45 on a Friday and got one of the last parking places.

hiking
11 months ago

Bad

11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Easy trail for kids. The beach/public space at the end is pretty small.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016