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Angora Lake

A challenging uphill hike with views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Tahoe, and relaxing Angora lake waiting at the top.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 3.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Although you can drive into the lake itself, this small out-and-back hike from Fallen Leaf Lake will give you more reason to relax in ... more »

Tips:  There is a refreshment stand at Angora Lake, and they claim their Lemonade is the best in Tahoe.

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

Start by parking near the Fallen Leaf Chapel (if you can’t park there, there are a few other parking lots nearby at other trail heads and at the lake).

The best way to describe this hike would be to say that it is steep, and on a hot day it will definitely have you craving for an immediate dip into Angora Lake as soon as you reach the time. It... More

2. Optional Trailhead

After you reach the top of the initial hill you will come upon a parking lot and a road. If you would rather just relax at the lake you can park here.

Continue along the dirt path for 10-15 minutes longer, past the lower lake, and you will arrive at upper Angora Lake

3. Refreshments and Rentals

You have finally reached Angora Lake, complete with several small cabins, a place to buy refreshments (test their claim that their lemonade is the best in Tahoe, and a small dock where you can rent paddle boats.

4. Angora Lake

Find a spot on the sand, or a table in the shade to enjoy your lunch, snack, or just to rest in between relaxing dips in the refreshingly cold water