Fallen Leaf Lake – Hike and fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - outdoors - tahoe

Well, it was an absolutely gorgeous Valentine’s Day 2015 in Lake Tahoe.  We spent a few hours at Fallen Leaf Lake before driving around Lake Tahoe.  Fallen Leaf Lake is an oval shape, about 2.9 miles north to south and one mile wide.  There are several trails along Fallen Leaf Lake Road that one can pick up to hike to the lake.  The campground is extremely popular in the summer as well as the marina and Glen Alpine Trailhead to get back to several hikes in Desolation Wilderness.

We got a pretty late start this morning. Mariel, the pup – Jillian, and I parked on the side of Fallen Leaf Lake Road around 12:15pm.  From where we parked, it took a little less than a mile to get to the shores of Fallen Leaf.  I had packed up my Granite Rocx Cascade and Mariel had her Tahoe cooler. I brought my fishing pole, but with Jill, she didn’t make it easy on me to fish.  Needless to say I didn’t have any luck.  Below are a few pictures.

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

We stayed there for a few hours, had lunch, and really enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day.  Jill played in the water and scared all of the fish away…  I’d like to post an official write-up on fishing at Fallen Leaf, but that will need to be in the future when I get a better chance to spend time fishing there.  Below are a few more pictures.

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Fallen Leaf - Granite Rocx - backpacks - coolers - tahoe - outdoors - hike - fishing

Getting to Fallen Leaf Lake is quite easy.  Drive towards the “Y” on Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe.  Make a right onto Emerald Bay Road or Highway 89 travelling towards Emerald Bay.  Make a left at Fallen Leaf Lake Road.  You can park pretty much anywhere along this road as you can pick up a trail towards the lake from anywhere.

Fallen Leaf Lake is a simple lake to get to with an easy hike.  I would definitely suggest getting out and enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having in Lake Tahoe.  If you’ve been to Fallen Leaf Lake or plan to this Spring/Summer leave a comment below!  Also follow me on twitter @sberei.

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