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Great views, nice lakes

Takes a bit of planning to get here and the drive can be a bit of a challenge as it's narrow and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Angora Lake in October

Simple 3/4 mile hike with some uphill walking from the parking lot. The resort is currently closed... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Sacramento, California
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Scenic pavement and dirt path that provides beautiful vistas of Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe.
Fallen Leaf Road, Highway 89, Fallen Leaf, CA 96150
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 9, 2002

A great place to start is at the desolation trailhead at Fallen Leaf lake. It is a relatively easy hike through some beautiful terrain to the first of the lakes. Once there you can sit and read, have lunch or continue on to another one....More

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Reviewed July 19, 2003

I love Tahoe. I love Fallen leaf lake. But Angora..? I dont like it. Its beautiful, but theres something really wrong with it. I dont know if its something in the water or what, but its like you just stepped into another country..or the twilight...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Takes a bit of planning to get here and the drive can be a bit of a challenge as it's narrow and sometimes meeting cars requires some manipulation, but it's well worth it. The drive alone is very scenic, be sure and stop at the...More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Simple 3/4 mile hike with some uphill walking from the parking lot. The resort is currently closed, but the fall colors are in effect at this pretty lake area. We took photos and enjoyed the lunch we brought along. This was a fun few hours.

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This lake area was gorgeous. The pictures we took just didn't do it justice because the lake was so clear, it didn't show up as a lake but the reflection of the mountainside surrounding it. We arrived on their last open day. The rental cabins...More

Thank Kara B
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

If you hike up here you can have a cold lemonade and look down on both Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe. Angora is higher and warmer and it’s easy to rent stand up paddle boards and kayaks. It’s worth the short but steep hike...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I had memories of angora from my camp days 25 years ago, and since we were visiting Lake Tahoe with the family, I wanted us to go back so I could share the experience w my 1 & 4 year old. After reading reviews, I...More

1  Thank SDpugmom
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The road is a bit rough but we did it in a minivan. The parking is $8, but if you have. A national parks pass, it’s free. It’s a short 3/4 mile hike each way but the lake is secluded and has great cliff jumping...More

Thank mancuso18
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The road to the parking lot is single lane with turnouts for cars to pass Parking lot fills up fast. Well worth the drive and hike

Thank vegashomes
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit challenging to find Angora Lakes - but after going a bit down an narrow unmarked gravel road and then hiking UP a steep path, our family was delighted to find two beautiful mountain lakes - Angora lakes, south of Lake Tahoe. The...More

Thank nancyjeanne
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Wow, wow and more wow. The road to Angora Lakes may feel treacherous to unconfident drivers but it offers up some of the most stellar views I have encountered in all of my travels. After the exhilarating drive along the ridge road there is a...More

3  Thank uptowneli
Reviewed June 30, 2018

After a challenging drive to get to the trailhead, we Quickly made the short hike up to the lakes. We went for the cliff jumping but after reading of all the injuries there we decided against it is a beautiful place and a very isolated...More

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February 11, 2015|
Response from city_hoppa | Reviewed this property |
They have lakeside boulders that patrons jump from, but it's strongly discouraged due to the decent likelihood of injury or death, and the remote location and delay in emergency response. In fact, the day we visited, a note... More