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This trail is located on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe. Leading into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, this steep trail offers majestic views of the Sierra high country. Just a 20 minute walk, Eagle Lake is a popular short hike. A longer hike will lead you to the three Velmas, Dicks, and Fontanillis lakes.

This is a very popular and congested area. There is a parking fee at this trailhead. A wilderness permit is required for this trail. Day hikers can obtain a permit at the self-service stations located at the trailheads. Overnight users must obtain a permit and pay fees in person from a Forest Service office or the Forest Service Visitor Center.

Directions: From South Lake Tahoe, Take Highway 89 north approximately 8 miles to Eagle Falls Picnic Area on the left.

Elevation: 7,000 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,500 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California

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