Fallen Leaf Moraine Trail and West Shore

EASY 16 reviews

Fallen Leaf Moraine Trail and West Shore is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spring Creek, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

snow

private property

historic site

This trail is near the day use area of Fallen Leaf Lake and uses part of the Moraine trail. The trail ends where it begins to enter private property areas. Please abide by the posted signs. This trail features a rich diversity of flora, fauna, mushrooms, and Aspen forest, as well as a bridge, dam and beautiful lake views.

hiking
16 days ago

walking
27 days ago

Very nice walking trail along lake and moraines. Nice vistas along lower west side of lake. Trail ends near ruins of historic Baldwin sawmill turned boathouse and homesite. Trail would also be good for biking or running. Lake water clear. One of the few EASY trails in the Tahoe basin.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

It was a warm humid day today though being next to fallen leaf lake made for a nice cool day with breathtaking pictures. Thank you Alltrails.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Finding parking was a bit difficult in the high season, but the trail is great and has spectacular views of the lake.

2 months ago

Gorgeous views and a nice even trail for little ones.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Perfect easy trail with scenic bonus prizes along the way. Good for a walk or a run and possibly some mountain biking. Small beach at end/beginning was not too crowded late in the day. Bring bug spray at dusk. No flooding or other hazards at this time. Next time I will start at the beach (to the right) rather than from the visitor parking area. The view is much better.

hiking
4 months ago

There are lots of trail markers, but they aren't clear so I doubt anyone does the actual configuration mapped out here. The lake and snow capped mountains though? Incredibly picturesque.

hiking
4 months ago

Went May 2017. Nice area. Quarter mile road to the campground had numerous potholes after the winter. Drive slowly and carefully. Trail head is near day use area in the campground. Bring water gear - kids might want to play in the water if its warm. Restroom a few camp sites away. No water at the trail head.

hiking
5 months ago

Fallen Leaf is a truly beautiful area and this is a nice trail with plenty of nature to enjoy.

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