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Small lake west of Tahoe between Emerald Bay and Camp Richardson.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lake tahoe” (33 reviews)
“lane road” (10 reviews)
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"beautiful lake"
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"lake tahoe"
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"lane road"
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"single lane"
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"big lake"
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"oncoming traffic"
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"short hike"
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"shore"
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"woods"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! The waterfall this time of year is breathtaking. One lane road to get to, small walk. Kids loved it.

Thank jmoyguff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend visiting this place during offseason, as its very quiet and peaceful. There is small seating area near the boardwalk, where you can sit and enjoy the view. The cafe at this place is closed during offseason, so pls carry your own...More

Thank Dhananjay P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the road to Glen Alpine Falls. They were spectacular. A hike is not required. They are right next to the road. On the ride out, a mother black bear and her cub crossed the road in front of us! We watched them play...More

Thank Dbax
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told by our Dollar Rental Car agent to check this place out. LUckily, we had an SUV and could make it through the rutted out road. The road is so old and worn there are spots where only one car can get through....More

Thank TravelingAnn91
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We finally made it out to Fallen Leaf Lake.. we went on a Wednesday in early May. It wasn't crowded. The trail is easily accessible. About 20 minutes from the place where we parked our car. You can bring a stroller. The walk was nice....More

Thank Will G
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

When planning our trip to Lake Tahoe we were really only planning to see one lake but we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered Fallen Leaf Lake. This beautiful lake is quaint and private. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and only saw a few other...More

Thank Jencjung
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

To reach the Fallen Leaf Lake, we had to drive through a dire shape narrow road (better not bring your good car, there) to finally see a tiny beach, more like a private sand box. The place looked more like, excluded it ,with many, beautiful...More

Thank Angel T
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you are visiting Lake Tahoe this is another place you can easily cover. Less crowded than the big lake. You can rent self-drive boats if you are interested.

Thank Aneesh P
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Easy walk from the day parking area at Fallen Leaf Campground to the lake. Met friends staying at the Campgrounds and they took us past a hollow tree, where you can stand in the tree. Meandered to the Lake, very nice day but windy on...More

Thank Sagwalker
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is sort of an offshoot trip you can take when visiting Lake Tahoe. Fallen Leaf lake is a few miles up a winding road off SR89 and is worth the drive. The road is single lane for most of the way so a smaller...More

Thank traveloften028
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Buddy_travels_SF
22 July 2015|
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Response from supahu |
Only a short distance to the campground and to that point, it's really not bad. If your going to continue on the road, say to the other end of the lake, it's pretty narrow. Fine with a car or regular truck. Just be patient... More
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clicknathan
10 June 2015|
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Response from David C |
There is not great cell service at this camp ground. We had Verizon on our visit and had very little connection, intermittently, to check email. Not enough solid, consistent connection to check the internet or social media.
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Erin W
19 May 2015|
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Response from David C |
It will be warm, hot on the lake. But weather changes quickly up there and there is a chance of summer storms. The campground at Fallen Leaf Lake is pretty tree covered so there is plenty of shade. Nights will be chilly but... More
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