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Lower Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-525-3345
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Running Strong

We arrived at 7:30 and found plentiful parking. We were in the Eagle Falls lot. We first saw lower... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BatchFam
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OK
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Very nice

Took some of the grandkids here for a 10 day mini vacation. Very nice stay, we were all treated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rudy L
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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“short hike” (19 reviews)
“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“emerald bay” (65 reviews)
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Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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+1 530-525-3345
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"short hike"
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"emerald bay"
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"stone stairs"
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"parking area"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"parking lot"
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"longer trail"
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"the loop"
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"snow melt"
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"inspiration point"
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"nice hike"
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"worth the effort"
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"moderate hike"
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"parking is limited"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 and found plentiful parking. We were in the Eagle Falls lot. We first saw lower falls from Hwy 89 and then hiked upper Eagle Falls first. Next we went down to Vikingsholm and then back up to Lower Eagle Falls. All...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some of the grandkids here for a 10 day mini vacation. Very nice stay, we were all treated well from the first day right thru the last day there. The staff as great, the place was very clean, and quiet, I will be back

1  Thank Rudy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a difficult hike. Many different places to view the falls. Get there early to get a parking spot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Add it to the list if you're in the area of Emerald Bay. Not too hard of a hike, but be care not to stray too far off the beaten path especially during winter.

1  Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see these falls from the road and you can walk down to them from the road. They are nice but not great.

Thank Bobbywin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike for a beautiful view! I would rate this as a medium difficulty hike. This may be too much for someone who had knee or hip issues. If you can make it, the view is great, but as always in the summer, this can...More

1  Thank Vikingtravellers
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If possible, continue your hike all the way up to the lake. It is certainly worth the climb with beautiful vistas and photo ops.

1  Thank lesliesiegel
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lower Eagle Falls overlooks beautiful Emerald Bay. The views from this vantage point are breathtaking.

Thank sk852
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

While Upper Eagle Falls is easier to get to, I didn't find it all that impressive having seen many waterfalls before. Lower Eagle Falls, however, was definitely worth hiking down to the shore for (via the Vikingsholm trail, fyi --- why this is so rarely...More

Thank Gregs_out_West
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The Eagle falls are a very small hike from the main road. There is parking, but it is paid ($5). But you can park on the main road, which most people do, as the parking lot fills up (even on weekdays). The waterfall has water...More

3  Thank Rohan C
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USAtraveler0017
30 May 2018|
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Response from jv50 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't answer that. We were taken by a photographer in their vehicle and I honestly was too busy looking at the scenery and sights to actually pay attention to how long it took. I can tell you that trekking to the... More
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Santorini13
21 April 2018|
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Response from Roman P | Reviewed this property |
It's about 30 minutes of walk from parking lot to the beach near the Viking's House. No need to be a hiker. Then you can walk for another 15 minutes and you are by the falls. During the winter watch for icy... More
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