Hike the Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

8.1 miles 859 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Christian Arballo

The Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is an 8.1 mile loop that is great for activities year round. The hike features a beautiful lake, and lots of scenic views. This hike is perfect for intermediate and experienced hikers. Dogs are allowed on this trail too!

The Fallen Leaf Lake Trail is located in South Lake Tahoe, California. It is important to note that there is no trail on the east side of the lake. The trail turns into a paved road when you reach the marina after passing the campground. Additionally, lots of small trails jut out from the main trail. Bring a map to familiarize yourself with the route. 

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Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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Awesome

Great hike! Take a good amount of water if doing the whole loop. Make sure to stop by and enjoy the beautiful view at the lake.

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