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Love listening to the falls and breeze through the trees

In the August dry heat the falls are not as heavy as they would normally be but still lovely anyway.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arroyo Grande, California
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hike to the falls

As others have mentioned, during the busy season parking is difficult to find in the lot. Many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the August dry heat the falls are not as heavy as they would normally be but still lovely anyway.

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have mentioned, during the busy season parking is difficult to find in the lot. Many people parked on the sides of the road. The hike is not too difficult, but the signs do not give you much info. it is mostly uphill, lots...More

3  Thank LINDA B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 and found plentiful parking. We were in the Eagle Falls lot. We first saw lower falls from Hwy 89 and then hiked upper Eagle Falls first. Next we went down to Vikingsholm and then back up to Lower Eagle Falls. All...More

8  Thank BatchFam
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Took some of the grandkids here for a 10 day mini vacation. Very nice stay, we were all treated well from the first day right thru the last day there. The staff as great, the place was very clean, and quiet, I will be back

1  Thank Rudy L
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Not a difficult hike. Many different places to view the falls. Get there early to get a parking spot.

Thank 845LisaV
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Add it to the list if you're in the area of Emerald Bay. Not too hard of a hike, but be care not to stray too far off the beaten path especially during winter.

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

You can see these falls from the road and you can walk down to them from the road. They are nice but not great.

Thank Bobbywin
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great hike for a beautiful view! I would rate this as a medium difficulty hike. This may be too much for someone who had knee or hip issues. If you can make it, the view is great, but as always in the summer, this can...More

2  Thank Vikingtravellers
Reviewed 14 June 2018

If possible, continue your hike all the way up to the lake. It is certainly worth the climb with beautiful vistas and photo ops.

2  Thank lesliesiegel
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lower Eagle Falls overlooks beautiful Emerald Bay. The views from this vantage point are breathtaking.

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31 May 2018|
Response from jv50 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't answer that. We were taken by a photographer in their vehicle and I honestly was too busy looking at the scenery and sights to actually pay attention to how long it took. I can tell you that trekking to the... More
22 April 2018|
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Response from Roman P | Reviewed this property |
It's about 30 minutes of walk from parking lot to the beach near the Viking's House. No need to be a hiker. Then you can walk for another 15 minutes and you are by the falls. During the winter watch for icy... More