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Eagle Falls Trail to Bayview Trail Junction

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Desolation Wilderness

Eagle Falls Trail to Bayview Trail Junction is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tahoma, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,712 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Gorgeous trail, started at 8am to beat the crowds to no avail. Extremely packed up to the junction of eagle and Velma trails. If you want to get Covid, head out there. Tons of people, no social distancing and barely anyone wearing masks. Mosquitos were out of control once you hit Eagle Lake. Recommend doing the loop and descending at Bayview through Granite Lake. Less people and as beautiful descent.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

I have used this trail for many years to access Desolation Wilderness, and I would not consider it a moderate trail. It is a steep uphill grade.

Thu Feb 28 2019

Did this trail back in the beginning of November but I did it all the way to Middle Velma Lakes and Dicks lake then back up to the bayview junction and took the longer more scenic way down via the bayview trail. When you get to Velma lakes they are all diffrent but the best and largest is Middle Velma its clear with alot of small islands in it! Great trail and experience beautiful view of Emerald Bay, Cascade lake, Granite lake and Lake Tahoe on the way down! Still one of my top trails to do again in early Summer.

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29 days ago

recorded Recording - May 11, 12:02 PM

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Sat Jun 29 2019