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Address: Fallen Leaf Road, Highway 89, Fallen Leaf, CA 96150
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Scenic pavement and dirt path that provides beautiful vistas of Fallen Leaf...

Scenic pavement and dirt path that provides beautiful vistas of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe.

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The Climb of A Lifetime

With a summer trip to South Lake Tahoe, there is an endless array of activities to chose from; however, I would like to suggest one of the lesser known options: a hike to Angora... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a summer trip to South Lake Tahoe, there is an endless array of activities to chose from; however, I would like to suggest one of the lesser known options: a hike to Angora Lake. To give you fair warning, the hike is not an easy one, and I suggest bringing lots of water. Fortunately, there are many shady spots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My older kids wanted to find a great cliff-jumping location. I googled to find Angora Lakes. We took our large extended family with teens, kids, and grandkids. The uphill hike is short and lovely. The resort area around the lake is like a step back in time. Surrounded by quaint cabins (with a three-year waiting list to reserve). The location... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

On this little hike it is the destination and not the journey that is the point, as the journey is very brief. And the destination is just lovely. In its own way it is reminiscent of my Michigan upbringing. It was like finding a large, hidden swimming hole that only those in the know can find. And what a nostalgic... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

This isn't a hike to a pristine alpine lake. It's a long'ish walk to a small resort set in a gorgeous location. If you're loaded up with beach chairs, floaties and coolers then the road/trail up to the lakes from the parking would be draining. If you're looking for a hike, then you can go down to Fallen Leaf Lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

My family has been visiting Upper Angora Lake for nearly 20 years. The forest service road that climbs above Fallen Leak Lake is very bumpy at the start but smooths out. We have driven it with a Prius as well as SUVs. Both types of cars are fine but one may appreciate the extra clearance for the beginning. The view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Stunning! Best hike of our week in Tahoe. We arrived early and stayed all day. 1/2 mile hike from parking lot to beach. Need $7 park. They have lunch and other snacks up at the resort. Don't miss this!

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West Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Hiked in the winter, had a hard time finding the trail head, so we hiked along the road, until we entered a residential area that had many posted signs "Private property". Beautiful lake, just make sure you find the trailhead.

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El Cerrito, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Co-worker told me about this place- you can drive most of the way, and it's only a 0.6 mile hike to the lake/resort. Probably because of this, the place can get a little crowded, so plan to go early (the parking lots will fill). Bring $7 cash for self-serve parking fees. The hike is relatively easy for both young and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Angora Lakes Resort today. The lake was quaint and beautiful. The staff at the resort desk was very nice. For lunch the turkey humus and world famous lemonade were delicious! Great meal after a hike! :)

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been coming to Angora Lake for quite a while - 60 years and thank God it remains the same. Truly carved from Heaven and if you arrive like I did on a weekday in October - you won't find a soul. Absolutely quiet, serene and peaceful. There are so many special destinations to experience around Lake Tahoe - I... More 

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