Fallen Leaf Lake is a hidden gem of El Dorado County - Video
Fallen Leaf Lake is a great day trip from Lake Tahoe. It's a glacial lake about 3 miles long and 1mile wide wedged between Mt. Tallac, Cathedral Peak, and Laker Tahoe.
It has been the location for Tahoe scenes in many famous movies including "The Bodyguard" starring Whitney Huston and Kevin Costner and "City of Angels" starring Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage.
It has a full marina and is home to some of the best small lake boating in the Lake Tahoe area as well as a full campground and many historic sites. It is fed by Glen Alpine stream via the spectacular Glen Alpine waterfall. Take a 4-wheel drive car and drive carefully as the roads are one-lane and not well maintained but the adventure once you get there is well worth the drive.