Eagle Falls Trail
Eagle Falls Trail
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  • Slivovic
    61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful falls / short hike
    The hike to the Falls is short and sweet. It's a good way to see a lot of beauty in nature. If you keep going you get to Eagle Lake. I recommend the full hike to Eagle Lake and back if you can do it. Parking is a factor- we parked on the road but watch the signs.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Connie C
    Mesa, Arizona102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do hike!
    What a scenic hike down to Emerald Bay Area. Hike down was on a wide paved path which mead it easy…slower going back up! Worth the trip down and then explored the paths around the waters edge.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
  • 63impala
    Stoneham, Massachusetts1,366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Upper and lower falls a must
    Eagle falls has 2 falls, the upper and lower and it is in your best interest to see both of them. You can continue on up to the lake but it is going to be a good hike to get there and you will need a free permit day pass to do it. You do not need a pass just to see the falls. It is a short hike to the upper falls and well worth your time. Parking is going to be the biggest obstacle so plan accordingly.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
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63impala
Stoneham, MA1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Eagle falls has 2 falls, the upper and lower and it is in your best interest to see both of them. You can continue on up to the lake but it is going to be a good hike to get there and you will need a free permit day pass to do it. You do not need a pass just to see the falls. It is a short hike to the upper falls and well worth your time. Parking is going to be the biggest obstacle so plan accordingly.
Written October 1, 2023
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Connie C
Mesa, AZ102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a scenic hike down to Emerald Bay Area. Hike down was on a wide paved path which mead it easy…slower going back up! Worth the trip down and then explored the paths around the waters edge.
Written August 24, 2023
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Slivovic
Cleveland, Ohio61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The hike to the Falls is short and sweet. It's a good way to see a lot of beauty in nature. If you keep going you get to Eagle Lake. I recommend the full hike to Eagle Lake and back if you can do it. Parking is a factor- we parked on the road but watch the signs.
Written August 4, 2023
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adventix
Boston, MA1,905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The loop trail is short but nice. The 'Fall' is small. No access to the water. Notice there are many steps to climb so it is not good for strollers. Also, not much shade. The place is super crowded and the parking lot holds maybe 10 cars. Be ready to park on the curb and walk as much as 1 mile. There are restrooms, but with the amount of people they are super dirty and disgusting.
Written July 6, 2023
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Eagle falls trail is one of the tourist attraction situated in the emerald bay state park. It is nearby on the western shore of Lake Tahoe
Written October 15, 2022
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Kim O
Bronx, NY14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We weren't sure about parking, how to get to the falls and the bay. It all worked out and we scored a late afternoon kayak and trip to Fannette Island (only island in Lake Tahoe). Emerald Bay was serene and Eagle Falls has good views!
Written August 17, 2021
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Don Appleby
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I’m sure this is a gorgeous place in the spring but if you do this hike for the falls, don’t do it in July. The water flow was just a trickle.
Written July 29, 2021
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Barbara M
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Such a beautiful hike up to the falls. It is a short, steep hike up. Bring your bathing suit, as you can swim in the falls, there is a beautiful little basin. Bring a lot of sunscreen, hat sunglasses and water shoes and a towel. We befriended a chipmunk who was absolutely fearless and ate from our fingers.
Written July 18, 2021
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TracyBean06
Elkridge, MD156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My friends and I did the upper eagle falls trail pretty early on in our trip, and in theory this was a perfectly nice hike. We were there on the 4th of July weekend so everything was packed. We had parked along the highway at some point near Emerald Bay and were just walking the highway to various hikes and vistas. The lower falls looked very popular with families in their bathing suits splashing in the water.

This hike starts off great, kind of shaded and on a board walk. Then you get to the actual start of the hike, and it is entirely uphill on stone cut steps that go on forever. We made it to the bridge and witnessed a proposal, which was super cute, and then stopped to rest our hot feet in the pools of water behind the bridge.

Everyone else kept going and I just stayed to people watch at that awesome little nature-made pool. People definitely came prepared with entire families showing up in bathing suits and wearing water shoes, clearly intending to spend a long time there.

I realized that this was not my favorite hike when I was back at the car and thought I might have dropped the second key to the rental car along the hike. I decided at that point that I’d rather just pay the fee than have to hike back up to the top (luckily I found the key in my purse).
Written July 13, 2021
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Leonard S
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Quick uphill hike to a small waterfall- probably smaller than usual due to the drought, but peaceful nonetheless. Great views too!
Written July 12, 2021
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