Cascade Falls & Eagle Lake Trails

Cascade Falls & Eagle Lake Trails

Two “baby” hikes. For our last day in Tahoe, we decided to go on a hike that the kids would be able to do. After some research, I decided on the Cascade Falls trail. A baby hike of just 1.4 miles out and back.

The beginning of the hike looked promising with a wide and flat path
But the trail turned rugged shortly after
Perfect hiking trail for us, but the 2-year old needed a bit of assistance navigating this terrain.
Both kids were troopers and made it all the way to the top without falling down the side of the path.
The view at the top of the trail – from left to right, Lake Tahoe, Cascade Lake, Cascade falls
View of the lakes

The hike took us 3.5 hours, including lunch break, to complete. Afterwards, the 3 adults decided to do another quick hike while the kids, along with their mom, napped in the car.

The Eagle Lake trail is a 1.9 mile out and back, which took us about 1.5 hours to complete.

The Upper Eagle Falls
The trail up to Eagle Lake is across the bridge above the upper Eagle Falls
Entering the Desolation Wilderness shortly after scaling a flight of stone steps
More stone steps
Love the woodsy area
Beautiful granite mountain range
We briefly dipped our feet into the cold waters of Eagle Lake
Ever wonder what the undercarriage of a duck looks like?

While on our way to dinner at Himmel Haus, we were lucky enough to witness a big fat bear lumber across the roadway ahead of our car.

Capping off the day with a beautiful sunset at Bonsai Rock

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