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Eagle Falls – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Eagle Falls - South Lake Tahoe, CA

Eagle Falls is one of the waterfalls in South Lake Tahoe that no one should miss, simply for the fact that it is so easy to get to. Since the falls are literally on the side of the road (Highway 89, also called Emerald Bay Road), you can just park your car, cross the street, and be at a beautiful waterfall that looks like you hiked miles to get to. πŸ™‚

Eagle Falls flows into the Emerald Bay section of Lake Tahoe, one of the most beautiful parts of the lake (although that is very subjective, of course). The terrain around the falls is very rocky, with lots of small and large cliffs where the water flows over. Some of the cliffs are pretty easy to traverse, which ended up being a super fun way of exploring for us. And the views from the falls are just amazing.

This is only one section of Eagle Falls, though. Right in the area, there are hiking trails that go both up the mountain and down towards Emerald Bay. Eagle Lake Hiking Trail follows the creek, so I’m sure there are other parts of Eagle Falls that you can explore via hiking, as well. Here is a map pinpointing the location of Eagle Falls.

We were absolutely blessed with an abundance of waterfalls on this trip (check out the others here and here!), and we only skimmed the surface!Β There are so many other waterfalls in Tahoe, as well as other beautiful areas that we didn’tΒ get a chance to visit. Next time!

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[All photos were taken in May 2015.]

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    renovate rumah
    May 8, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I was privileged to read your post. and I left a comment. so great to meet you. I’m β€œfollowing” you. I hope you have a great weekend

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    kereta sewa subang
    May 6, 2016 at 3:59 am

    nice sharing Bailey K!
    and those pic are really amazing.

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    Maddy
    May 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Firstly, I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! I love your message: travel heals. Secondly, this post is amazing! Your photos are gorgeous, of course. I live in SoCal, but haven’t made my way up to Tahoe yet… Hopefully I can soon. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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      Bailey K.
      May 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      Aw, thank you so much! I haven’t made my way to SoCal yet, but we’re headed there in November! I hope you visit Tahoe soon! It’s amazing.

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    Janna on a Jaunt (@jannaonajaunt)
    April 22, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Oh wow I’ve never heard of this falls! Great photos! I will definitely check this out when I road trip to Yosemite.

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    Cynthia
    April 21, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I just love waterfalls! I really want to hike here!! Your photos are incredible!

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    Jasmine
    April 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    You always find the most gorgeous places! What a great palce to hike, those trees and waterfalls are breathtaking.

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      Bailey K.
      April 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      I try my best! Sometimes we just happen upon amazing places. πŸ™‚

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    Marteen
    April 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I love how the waterfall is easily accessible. I would never have thought that it’s so close the highway. Is there much wildlife in the area?

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      Bailey K.
      April 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Yes! They have the normal for that region – beavers, many types of squirrels and other rodents, weasels, black bear, red fox, mountain lion, bobcats, raccoon. We saw a bear on the side of the road climbing a tree!! πŸ™‚

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    Patricia
    April 21, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I love that you don’t have to hike miles to see Eagle Falls! Being a novice hiker, I often get frustrated with my options. This I could handle! πŸ™‚ Seriously, it is all so beautiful. I’ve only been in South Lake Tahoe once (probably for less than an hour as we passed through), but a return trip to see all of this is now on my travel bucket list for sure!

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      Bailey K.
      April 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Yes, it’s VERY easy to get to – aka just open your car door!! πŸ˜‰

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    Paige Brown
    April 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    It really does look like you hiked miles to get there. The U.S. has so many beautiful places to explore and this is truly a testament to that. I have this beauty added to my U.S. list! Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers!

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      Bailey K.
      April 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      So true! I hope you get to visit some day.

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    marie
    April 21, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful waterfall pictures and stunning scenery. I would like to see some more photographs of the scenery, it looks spectacular and the wildlife too.

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      Bailey K.
      April 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Feel free to look around – I have a lot more Lake Tahoe posts on the blog which includes tons of shots of the scenery!

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    Voyager
    April 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    We are great fans of waterfalls and this one looks so beautiful. The hike across rocky terrain is a bonus with some great views. Nature at its best, and you have captured it all beautifully.

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      Bailey K.
      April 20, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you very much. Easy subject. πŸ˜‰

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    Tamar
    April 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Your pictures are awe-inspiring! I like hiking so much better when there are waterfalls around! These are truly majestic!

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      Bailey K.
      April 20, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Aw, thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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    Chantell Collins
    April 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I love waterfalls! Hiking is always fun but having a waterfall to look forward to you on your hike is definitely a bonus. This waterfall looks stunning too!

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