Eagle Rock

Located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, the Eagle Rock volcanic outcrop at elevation 6,286' rises up from State Route 89 in Tahoe Pines, between mile marker 67 and 68. A moderate 20 minute hike leads to a dramatic and panoramic view. Early photos from the Tahoe Tattler newspaper document recreational use by area "residents" as early as 1881!

Park on the west side of State Route 89 on the south end of the rock. There is no parking lot or other developed facilities (restrooms, benches or the like) at this steep, natural site. The primary trail, located away from the creek, winds up the side of the rock. Due to a more recent trail extension, it's now possible to loop out to (or enter from) the north side of the rock

The California Tahoe Conservancy's Blackwood Creek Restoration Project, completed in 2013, has restored the creek to more natural conditions.


Latitude: 39.107952 Longitude: -120.162277 Elevation: 6270 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
O'Daly Lisa

Trail Distance

Less than a half mile from the road to the top!

Eco-Friendly Notes

Please stay on the trail! Creating your own path -- or reestablishing old routes that are being restored -- in this steep environment leads to erosion into Blackwood Creek.

ADA Accessibility Notes

This is narrow, steep trail through the natural volcanic outcrop.

Pet Friendly Notes

Placer County regulations require dogs to be on leash.


I just went on this little trail twice during the first week of January, 2013. It's a bit slick in some spots but the trail is easy to follow and the view is breathtaking! I encourage anyone to try it. Our group ranged from a 3 year old to a 62 year old.

Susie, 1/16/2013

My family owed Eagle Rock, which we purchased from the Fleishhaker family around 1936. I am looking for information on this sale and the name "Mimi" Fleishhaker to verify this sale & some family history. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Marie Binneweg, 9/8/2018

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