Angora Lakes Trail

EASY 46 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.

9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

This trail is good and hard if you take it from behind the fire station at fallen leaf lake, otherwise you can cheat and drive up to these beautiful lakes that had the feel of a college frat party or a public swimming pool. Great place if you wanna take the kids, drive up and BBQ in a beautiful setting.

hiking
10 days ago

Really wonderful hike! It's about 0.75 miles each way. Hike takes you to 2 lakes, the second of which is Angora Lake. Angora Lake is actually a resort that is run by a really sweet and awesome family. Angora Lake is really great for kids because there are no motorized boats, leaving the water pretty calm. There are kayaks, SUP boards, etc available for rent. There is also food/drinks available for purchase on the lake. Great place to spend a day, especially when the weather is nice.

NOTE: the hike to get to the lake is uphill, but we saw children of all ages doing the hike. And trust me when I say that if I made the hike, then anyone can make it!

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11 days ago

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22 days ago

24 days ago

Amazing!!!

hiking
24 days ago

The kids had a great time, cliff jumping at the lake and gorgeous views, new getaway spot for this fam

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

Getting here is half the fun. The drive to the parking area is up a one lane road (with turnouts, but it is paved after the first hundred feet or so) on what appears to be a ridge with absolutely stunning views. Parking is currently $7 (cash or check). The trail is gorgeous and easy - a bit shorter than we'd like, but you are rewarded with two beautiful small lakes. People were paddle boarding, swimming, and sailing on/in the second lake. We took my 13 year old and 5 year old, and the trail was no problem for them. I'm giving it five stars for the amazing scenery, but I would consider this a nice walk through the woods and not a hike. Definitely good for families. We will be back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Not too long and we found it doable with small kids (one 4 yr old and one 7). The way in took, not surprisingly, significantly longer than the way back out, but it still wasn't a very long hike (maybe 30-40 mins in? 15 out?) The description should have mentioned that Angora Lake has a store where you can buy food, amazing homemade lemonade and lemonade popsicles, among other things. (and they do take credit cards.) You can also rent boats, paddle boards and other water sport equipment. There were a lot of people there hanging out along the lake. There's also a dangerous, stupid pattern of people jumping off the 35-50' cliff into the water on the far side of the lake. Signs warn against it and detail the numerous 911 calls, life-altering injuries, and deaths that have happened bc of this over just the last couple years alone. (And yet we still overheard an older guy cajoling a group of young men to do it.) The parking at the trailhead can be scarce (we were lucky to get a spot) and costs $7. The road in is narrow and at times fairly rough but has amazing views of Fallen Leaf Lake and Tallac.

1 month ago

Distance isn't accurate. I wouldn't recommended with younger kids.

1 month ago

Nice walk.
awesome rock jumping!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
10 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
10 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.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago