Road Trip, Eagle Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eagle Rock offers a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.  Until recently, the only way to get to the top of Eagle Rock was to climb up steep, random trails created by hikers.  However, this past summer, the California Tahoe Conservancy spent $100,000 and enlisted volunteers to build a new, meandering trail up to the top.  It's an easy climb, and when I visited, the trail was busy.  You'll see a variety of trees, and shrub, including manzanita.  The rock at the top is lava rock, and you'll find ample supplies to build little zen rock towers, if you're so inclined...