Trail Run Project Logo

Eagle Lake Out and Back

 4.0 (8)

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


82%

Runnable

405' 123 m

Ascent

-405' -123 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

6,980' 2,127 m

High

6,575' 2,004 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A modest effort leads to a remote-feeling alpine lake.

Nick Wilder

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Swimming · Waterfall

Overview

Visitors who tackle this trail will get a small taste of the Tahoe backcountry, with a swim included, all for a relatively modest effort.

Need to Know

Technically you need to get a free wilderness permit at the trailhead.

Description

Start off from the parking are located just across 89 from the Vikingsholm. You'll begin on an easy trail, then meet a short set of nicely-carved stone stairs after a quarter mile. Cross a lovely bridge at Eagle Falls. Enjoy the falls and then continue on uphill until you can take a right on the Eagle Lake Access Trail to Eagle Lake, which is just a tiny ways off the main trail.

Take a cold dip in the lake and enjoy the relative solitude of this Tahoe gem (okay, not solitude, but less crowded than a lot of Tahoe destinations!).

Once you've enjoyed the serene waters, about face and return the way that you came.

Contacts

You & This Featured Run


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 25, 2018
Eric Martin

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 8 votes

#6

in Lake Tahoe

#2286

Overall
  4.0 from 8 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#6

in Lake Tahoe

#358

in California

#2,286

Overall
49 Views Last Month
1,481 Since Aug 9, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
50%
38%
13%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running