Eagle Falls Hike

August 21st, 200910:00 am by

Eagle Falls has two different waterfalls to choose from. There is the Lower Eagle falls, and Upper Eagle Falls. Both are beautiful and worth the short hike.

Lower Eagle Falls is about 1 mile hike down to the lake. The waterfall is spectacular, falling in two large cascades, the first about 60 ft. the second about 90 ft. It’s an easy to moderate hike and takes about 20-30 minutes. This is a great waterfall, and worth seeing. This is one of the most popular hikes in the area, but for good reason. There is a trail leading to the falls from the parking lot at Emerald Bay State Park located along highway 89. No dogs are allowed on the trail.

The Upper Eagle Falls is a bit less spectacular but still beautiful and a short fun hike. The waterfall itself is about 20 ft. tall and it’s a short quarter of a mile up from the Eagle Falls picnic area. You can also continue on to Eagle Lake in the Desolation Wilderness from there. It will cost you $5 dollars to park.