Eagle Rock is a great hike for everyone. Located on Tahoe’s West shore just beyond Blackwood Canyon in Tahoe Pines. You can park on the side of the road. You can’t miss the rock. It’s right before Tallac Street. Easy access parking and a great spot to watch the sunrise or take a quick hike before the sun sets.
Eagle Rock is an eroded, dormant volcano. The outcrop of rock rises up from Highway 89. Early photos documented in the Tahoe Tattler newspaper show that, as early 1881, folks were hiking Eagle Rock.
The hike leads to the top of the rock where you will breathe in panoramic, breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. It only takes about 15 – 20 minutes to get to the top, and it is less than half of a mile. Summer boasts some spectacular wildflowers growing up through the rock. In the seasons with no snow, there is no excuse not to take this hike.
There are two routes up the rock. One right where you park off of the main road ( Highway 89 ) and one around the corner, away from the creek, that will take you up the side of the rock.
There is a project underway that began in 2012; The California Tahoe Conservancy's Blackwood Creek Restoration Project. The goal is to restore the creek and its surroundings to conditions that are more normal and compatible to the area.