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"Great View and great family exercise"
GUIDE TO THE BEST TRAILS.
Eagle Rock is a volcanic plug, similar to Cave Rock directly across the lake. It is a great trip for a short family hike on the west side. It has great views and is convenient to both North and South Lake Tahoe.
Type: Out-and-Back or Loop
Trailhead: The trailhead is right on West Lake Blvd (CA89), 1.1 miles north of Homewood and 6.7 miles south of Tahoe City. Park on road shoulder.
Trail: The trail begins fairly steep through the pine forest, but it is short. When you reach the rocky top, keep veering left. Then the trail seems to disappear at times, but follow the worn and muddy surface. Once you get to the top, you'll notice a second, slightly higher peak to the south. Follow the trail over to it.
Biking: Not suitable for a bike -- too steep and narrow, rocky top too uneven, .
Distance: 0.4 mi one-way to summit
1.0 mi as a loop
Change in Elevation: 200'
Hint: Instead of an out and back hike, make into a loop. It is a little easier to take the loop route and leads you back almost to where you parked.
Flowers: Not much, except Thornbush
Trees: Jeffrey Pine, Red Fir and White Fir