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Fallen Leaf Lake

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With all the amazing work of TAMBA, the USFS, and volunteers, this area has become amazing with more trails to come. Upper Angora Ridge Trail and Mule Deer Connector are amazing and connecting them with Valley View Trail and lower Angora Ridge Trail make for an amazing loop ride.

Recommended Routes in Fallen Leaf Lake - 2

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Favorite Riding up the North Side of Tahoe Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the backdrop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tour of Angora Ridge/Tahoe Mountain Loop

12.4 mi 20.0 km 1,749' Up 533.06 m Up 1,747' Down 532.61 m Down

South L…, CA
Favorite Riding next to Fallen Leaf Lake before Sunset.
Intermediate

Fallen Leaf Lake North Shore Lollipop

4.5 mi 7.3 km 257' Up 78.38 m Up 257' Down 78.35 m Down

South L…, CA

Fallen Leaf Lake Biking

  • 52 Miles 84 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Fallen Leaf Lake - 16

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5.2 mi 8.3 km #1Tahoe Mountain Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA 12 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Angora Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Angora Lakes Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Upper Angora Ridge Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5.4 mi 8.7 km #5Gunmount Trail
Easy/Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Easy/Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Mule Deer Connector
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7Pat Lowe Memorial Bike Trail
Easy
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Easy
South Lake Tahoe, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Moraine Trail
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate
South Lake Tahoe, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Valley View Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #10Pope-Baldwin Bike Path
Easy
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Easy
South Lake Tahoe, CA

Photos of Fallen Leaf Lake - 24

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The climb up Tahoe Mountain from the lake side features killer Tahoe views.
Nov 2, 2017 near South L…, CA
Riding up the North Side of Tahoe Mountain with Lake Tahoe in the backdrop.
Oct 19, 2017 near South L…, CA
Great short film about the creation of this trail after the Angora Fire
Feb 15, 2022 near South L…, CA
The Upper Angora Ridge Trail with Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe in the background.
Oct 19, 2017 near South L…, CA
Not sure why this is described as a shuttle ride as it is just as fun as a climb.  Here is part of the new reroute section.
Nov 2, 2017 near South L…, CA
Cruising through one of the boulder sections of Lower Valley View.
Nov 2, 2017 near South L…, CA
The Gunmount Trail.
Aug 22, 2017 near South L…, CA
Coming into the only rock garden on the lower portion of trail, rock stairs to exit
Jun 3, 2015 near South L…, CA