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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good luck parking. But this is to be expected in the Tahoe area on a weekend. Had to park about 3/4 mile up the road and walk to the trail head. Pretty good elevation gain from the trail head, lots of stairs. We enjoyed the workout even though the trail is only about 1.5 miles. Worth the effort if not... More

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Ventura, California
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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visited the Lake Tahoe area at the end of July with my family. It had been over 10 years since my last visit. Prior to the trip I researched on Trip Advisor some places to visit, hikes and places to eat. The Eagle Lake hike was one that got a good review. For good reason. This was a spectacular... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This little lake was pretty stunning; there is a bit of a hike to get to it - but on a nice day its no problem at all! As you approach it you sort of get glimpses of it through the boulders and then it reveals itself as you get next to it, it looked amazing.

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Southern Calif.
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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38 reviews 38 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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