Eagle Lake - Hiking
The Eagle Lake hike from the Eagle Falls trailhead offers dramatic views of iconic Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls, and Desolation Wilderness.
This is a 1.8 mile round trip hike from the Eagle Falls trailhead to Eagle Lake.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This is a 0.9 mile one-way hike with only 400 feet of elevation gain. The trail is clearly defined for the duration of the hike. The moderate elevation gain at altitude accounts for the extent of this hike's difficulty.
Time To Complete
This is a one to two hour hike depending on ability level and leisure time.
Eagle Lake is accessible during all seaons, with varying degrees of difficulty during winter months.
On Leash Only
There is typically a $5 parking fee at the trailhead. Day hike permits are free while overnight permits cost $5 for the first night.
- Backcountry Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Flat Water Paddling
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running