Explore the most popular no dogs trails near South Lake Tahoe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

A few too many stairs to climb for my liking but beautiful scenery.

Awesome views. A bear crossed the trail in front of us on the way back down. The hike to the lake is easier than the nearby Bayview trail to Granite lake.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike. Our family did it on July 10, 2018 and the kids (11yrs and 6yrs) loved it. We got there by 9:00am so the trail wasn’t too crowded. We hiked around to the right side of the lake and it was so quite and peaceful. The water was clear and cold. I definitely recommend this hike.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a short and sweet trail with great view and a nice little lake (Eagle Lake) that you can dip in. There are also waterfalls right by the lake that you can reach. This hike is great for families and doggies :). We spent some time at the lake and enjoyed it a lot. Parking (alone the road) is limited but not too bad.

Amazing trail

Such an amazing hike! Full of gorgeous wild flowers currently.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful Hike. My 10year old daughter Ella loved it. She walked around in the lake.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike with beautiful views! I’m decently fit in my mid-20s and found this hike to be on the easier end of moderate. We started the hike at Vikingsholm and did an out and back to the end of the trail. The hardest part of the trek is the walk up the Vikingsholm access trail. Emerald Bay is easily accessible off trail and made for a refreshing dip at the end of the hike!

A perfect hike with popsicles at the end! We started up at the day parking area near the campgrounds. Loved the varying terrain and vegetation. Absolutely gorgeous views of Emerald Bay. It was warm so we stopped to swim on the way down and back up from Vikingsholm. We saw at least four Osprey nests throughout the hike as well.
And for the bonus round...once we got down to the Vikingsholm park center they had snacks and popsicles for sale! Sweet. After our snacks we took the extra .2 mile hop up to see Lower Eagle Falls, do not miss it!

hiking
14 days ago

Eagle lake at the top is worth the hike. Water is crystal clear. You can swim in the lake.

walking
15 days ago

Very easy but great and informative hike. Excellent for younger kids but all ages will enjoy.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike. Lots of interval climbing, super fun...super exhausting.

A very pretty walk through the edge of the forest along the lake, and through the once-Summer-estate now museum. An added bonus is the giant Sequoia trees in the arboretum around the historic sites!

Started from echo lakes, past lake aloha, up mosquito pass and over to lake Clyde. Stayed the night here and it was gorgeous, no one around. FYI a few trees have fallen, blocking the trail down to the lake, but you can walk over them. Bring bug spray!! It was really bad down at the lake.

hiking
19 days ago

Loved the hike! My 4 year old and 8 year old girls geeked the entire path without a complaint and LOVED getting in the Lake when we got there!

hiking
19 days ago

Vues magnifiques sur le lac Tahoe. Plages le long du chemin pour se baigner.

hiking
24 days ago

This was a great hike. The spectacular lake view at the end is worth every step. The hike had views around every corner and after the falls the number of people dropped off dramatically. The large trees along the path keeps you in shade for most of the trip.

So worth the time! Hike to the lake was a little tough for us since we are sea level folks and the altitude made breathing harder on the climb up. But WOW! The lake is gorgeous. Amazing view of Lake Tahoe down below and the falls leading to it.

Bring water and a camera! What a great hike! We carried our baby and our 3 year old trekked the entire hike. I recommend wearing proper shoes just to better enjoy your hike. Lots of rocks and our Nike wearers easily slipped several times. We had a great time! Even our niece and nephew who aren’t very patient with outdoors loved it.

hiking
27 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the dogs today for a short hike. Thus was a beautiful hike. Started early at 9 to beat the crowds. The waterfalls were great and the lake was crystal clear. The only bummer was not much space to sit at lake and enjoy it. On the way out around 11 there were people everywhere.

One of my all time favorite Tahoe hikes. Perfect for a little off boat excursion, and dont forget to jump off round rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy hike through the rocks. Mostly stairs. Eagle lake is refreshing.

1 month ago

long trail. beautiful views of lake. highly recommend.

The trail to Eagle Falls is pretty easy, kids were hiking with their parents. Once you get to the water falls, which is gorgeous, there is a big beach area with breathtaking views of the lake! The hike back is moderate, due to going up hill a bit. But it’s not to long...worth it!!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this today. Many opportunities for beautiful pics. Hike was pretty easy, just long. Not too many people on the trail which was great. Weather was perfect and trail was easy to find thanks to this All Trails App. Would do this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view for a 4 mile pretty moderate level hike. Goes in a big loop, this way there is a different view coming back down the mountain. While we went there was a deceased horse on one of the trails that they warn you about on the message board before the trails begin. Be careful if you’re sensitive to that kind of stuff. They will probably let nature take its course for a while before they can get it out of there. Otherwise, highly recommend the hike.

off road driving
1 month ago

The Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile-long route, part road and part 4x4 trail, located in the Sierra Nevada of the western United States, due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles (130 km) east of Sacramento.

The western maintained portion of the route is called the Wentworth Springs Road; it begins in Georgetown, California, a hamlet in California's Gold Country. The road continues from its intersection with State Route 193 toward Wentworth Springs, where the trailhead for the unmaintained portion of the route exists adjacent to Loon Lake. The trail portion of the route is about 12 miles (19 km) long and passes in part through the El Dorado National Forest as well as the Tahoe National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The eastern maintained portion of the trail is called the McKinney Rubicon Springs Road, and leads to Lake Tahoe.

walking
1 month ago

Awesome long walk along the water with small waterfalls, and a walk around Emerald Bay. Nice that you can decide to turn back whenever you want

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail. I've been doing it for many years. It's also fun when covered in snow. In the summer, eagle lake makes for a great spot to stop and take a swim. It's really just the gateway to all the other trails in desolation wilderness.
Instead of doing an out and back, you can head towards Bayview and make it a full loop. Keep in mind that if you park near Eagle falls trailhead and you exit at Bayview, you will need to walk along 89 back to your car. It's pretty safe, but I'd recommend walking on the east side of the road (with traffic) to avoid all the potential falling rock on the west side.

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