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Eagle Lake

NV
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking
Description: Nevada lake named for its large amount of eagles.
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English first
Southern Calif.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great hike! A short hike to the falls, then a moderate hike to the lake. Totally beautiful and worth the effort!!

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Modesto, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Eagle Lake is truly in the middle of nowhere. You can only get to it on foot (meaning hiking about 1 mile from Eagle Falls Trail-head.) It is so worth the effort. The lake is stunning, extremely an experience to witness.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I climbed up to Eagle Falls for the first time last month so with a few words of encouragement from the friendly ranger, I decided to go further up to Eagle Lake this time. He said the first "400 yds" was a steep rocky climb but it's fairly easy after that. Well... easy for him and yeah... well, many others... More

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USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

A moderate hike up the stone paths and definitely worth the hike! The scene of the lake is really surreal - like out of a movie or painting! Went on a Sunday and parking was hard to come by and people were about. Would definitely make the trip back, but on a warm weekday so I can swim in the... More

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Sacramento, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Take the loop part of the hike to the vista point, worth the couple extra feet walked for the view. The trail was more rocky than we were expecting so I was glad we work actual hiking boots. I'd think on a busier day the trail could get crowded in places as there are some spots where there is only... More

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hike is good for most. I would say kids 6+ and adults who can handle a medium level hike. The trail is easy but uphill to the lake and rigorous because of the elevation. Watch out for people with their dogs off leash. If it is warm pack your swimsuits and towel. Eagle lake refreshing on a hot day.... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

You need to be fairly in shape for this gradual climb, this is not an easy access scenic vista for elderly or anyone not good at balance. I am not a regular hiker of back country, but am in shape, and found this to be a fair workout. The alpine lake at the end of the stone steps and rocky... More

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Pismo Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is one of the very best shorter hikes we've ever done at Tahoe. Very easy to get to and worth the trip. The trail head is in the rear of a large parking area off hwy 89 near Emerald Bay. (Eagle Lake parking area.) It costs $5 (self pay drop box) to park in the larger lot, but parking... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

My wife and I took a hike to the beautiful Eagle Lake on our Lake Tahoe honeymoon in 2008. The trail head is near Emerald Bay on the main road across the street from Emerald bay. It is about 2 miles round trip. The trip out to to Eagle Lake takes you up in elevation on along a rock carve... More

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Sacramento
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2007

Very crowded on weekends.. get there early..

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