Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

Fallen Leaf Lake Trail

This beautiful lake, second largest in the Tahoe Basin, is a great spot for dog-friendly picnicking, swimming, fishing, and biking. From the South Lake Tahoe "Y", drive north on Highway 89 and turn left on Fallen Leaf Lake Road. Follow the road past the campground to the Fallen Leaf Lake Trailhead. The trail is mostly flat and hugs the shoreline; it's one of the best places to see aspens in the fall.

In winter, the trail is popular with cross-country skiers. For cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, you'll need a Sno-Park permit.

Parking: Limited
Fee: None
Water: Store located next to the parking lot.
Best time of year for this hike: Spring and summer
Degree of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance: 3.5 miles
Leash rule: Dogs must be kept under strict voice control at all times. Please pick up after your dog.

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