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Activities: Fishing
Description: Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
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Omg! How beautiful is this lake and trail! Called Moraine Trail, I believe. Take highway 89 north approx 3 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Fallen Leaf Road. Continue approx 2/3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Omg! How beautiful is this lake and trail! Called Moraine Trail, I believe. Take highway 89 north approx 3 miles from South Lake Tahoe to Fallen Leaf Road. Continue approx 2/3 mile to Fallen Leaf Campground. Drive through the campground and park just before campsite #75 on the right. No fee. Look for trailhead sign near the parking area. This... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very pretty mountain lake a few miles from the bustle of South Lake Tahoe. Beach is tiny, but has a great view, and there's a float you can swim to. We rented a kayak from the marina; no little coves to visit, but fun paddling around the south end of the lake. The cafe at the marina is great -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Can't comment on camping other than the campground was packed. We went for a few hours for the scenery and for our dog to enjoy the lake. Beautiful lake. Saw an amphibious plane land and takeoff. Don't see that every day. Water skier on the lake. Some kayakers enjoying a calm beautiful day. Great way to spend a few hours.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

this is about a mile from Lake Tahoe. It is beautiful, quiet, great place for a walk or a swim in the lake. the view from the shore is about as nice as it gets.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It is sad when such a wonderful place is ruined by hideous people. My family has been coming to fallen leaf lake and camping for 5 generations now. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences and lasting memories; but this year my experience was tainted. The camp hosts were unbelievably unprofessional. You would think that being a camp host, a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful place if you don't mind a camp run by Tyrants! After45 years, we had extreme problems with the hosts named Jenny and Wilma! We had too many people for the site because more family members showed than expected. We understand rules. We were willing to pay for another site, asked for a waiting list. They said NO, even though... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Not a place for families anymore My family and I have been coming to fallen leaf my whole life. It was my favorite place in the whole world. I loved it so much I got married there last year. Unfortunately the staff are absolutely unbearable! We have a large family and this year we had some people show up ahead... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fallen Leaf Lake is beautiful and the water is so clear, with tons of beautiful rocks all along the shore. This isn't a 4 or 5 star rating because the hike left a lot to be desired for me personally. It felt more like a casual stroll than a hike--- no rise in elevation at all, which was disappointing. If... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent time in the Sierras. Great water great hikes great beauty in nature. Highly recommend getaway like this where there is no cell phone coverage to unplug from work and to actually relax. WiFi allows for checking email if you must. Good to give up cable TV and get back to nature.

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Garden Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Because we love waterfalls, one goal for our trip to Lake Tahoe was to find one that required very little hiking. Glen Allen falls, aka Fallen leaf falls, was perfect. The drive along the lake was just beautiful and most people were very polite and took turns pulling over on the single lane road. Just as the directions said, when... More 

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