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Address: CA
Activities: Fishing
Description: Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
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Beyond Fallen Leaf

The road beyond Fallen Leaf store and marina is single-track and very twisty, but definitely worth following right to the end where it reaches Lily Lake. On the way up, you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The road beyond Fallen Leaf store and marina is single-track and very twisty, but definitely worth following right to the end where it reaches Lily Lake. On the way up, you will find spectacularly beautiful waterfalls and - with care - just enough room to pull off the road for a short while to take a look. At the end... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the most beautiful picture I could take in my trip around Tahoe. It a pet friendly beach, with place to sun baths. This is an unforgettable place to be quiet and admire nature.

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Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very pretty lake to either hike to or drive to. The public beach we went to was at the south end of the lake. It is quite small but still very pretty. The cafe and store were not yet open for the season.

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Manila, Philippines
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went on a photographic tour and this was one of the stops. Absolutely in love with the place! We did not want to leave. The lake was beautiful and the water was pristine. The background was snowcapped mountains and it was very serene. I could not say enough good things about it. Best hidden gem in Tahoe! Go!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fallen Leaf Lake is near the south end of Lake Tahoe, near Cascade Lake and Camp Richardson, off of Highway 89. The road in is poorly marked, and is accessible by car for about six months out of the year (the road is not plowed in the winter, or not reliably anyway). You'll pass by the Forest Service Fallen Leaf... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We drove to the community and enjoyed some beautiful views! What an awesome place to live! Road is narrow in places, narrows to one lane along the lake!

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United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm torn about how to rate Fallen Leaf Lake. How can you give anything but 5 stars to such a beautiful place? Well, I did. Sorry. Don't hate me. The lake itself deserves 5 stars, don't get me wrong, but if you're driving, it's totally not worth it. The boy and I camped at Fallen Leaf Campground this past weekend... More 

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round rock, tx
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxing this "hike" was. I use quotations because it's really just a walk through the woods. There's little to no incline, easy to follow paths, and a mirror calm lake. It was a perfect place to go to take a walk and sit by the lake to eat lunch. I would have LOVED to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I can't believe I've lived in California my entire life and never been on this hike! We would have been happy with the initial trek, but as we progressed up we could see BOTH Lake Tahoe and the lovely jade/teal of Fallen Leaf Lake at the same time! Of course, it helped that it was a PERFECT fall October day,... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On our first trip to Lake Tahoe a friend familiar with the lake took us to Fallen Leave Lake. I wasn't sure what to expect when we meandered the lake on a one lane road, a bit of an adventure when meeting oncoming traffic but it was terrific. Great views, and a nice little rustic restaurant/gift shop half way around.... More 

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