Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hiking Tahoe :: It's all about the Waterfalls

The last few days have been beautiful in South Lake. Since the snow pack has been melting Nick and I knew it was the perfect time for a few waterfall hikes. The list included - - Cascade Falls, Eagle Falls, and Fallen Leaf Lake. All super easy and fast. We managed to see three falls in about 3 hours. 

Cascade Falls took a while to hike back to as it's roughly 1.5 miles to the falls from the trailhead. We forgot that it was Saturday and were reminded of this as the trail started to become crowded as we hiked out. If you must hike on Saturday the best time is in the morning, as it's not typically crowded on the trails.


At the trailhead ready to go.

From the top of Cascade Falls: Cascade Lake and Lake Tahoe

Both  Eagle Falls and the waterfalls at Fallen Leaf Lake are a quick 5-10 minute walk. What's nice about Eagle Falls is that if you want to keep hiking you can go all the way back to Eagle Lake. 

Eagle Lake is a relatively easy/moderate hike I tend to do at least once a year. However, today we just went out to the waterfall and back.

Eagle Falls

The Waterfall at Fallen Leaf Lake

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