138 Emerald Bay Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hike: .5 miles round trip from Emerald Bay, additional 2 miles round trip to the parking lot. Level: Easy
Dog-Friendly: Allowed on leash Kid-Friendly: Yes
Lower Eagle Falls is the last bit of a set of massively beautiful waterfalls that cascade down the mountain and into Emerald Bay. Because this lower waterfall is so easily accessible, be ready for terrible street parking and a lot of people enjoying it with you. Still, to be this close to such a powerful waterfall and with such a stunning view, it is worth waiting for a parking spot to enjoy.
I wouldn’t even classify this as a hike as you park and walk right down, but do wear proper hiking shoes and definitely don’t get too close to the falls! There is nothing separating you from it and you could easily get sucked in and most likely die. No joke!