Hike-in Required
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Frazier Falls is one of the few waterfalls in the Lakes Basin region, and it offers a nice contrast to a landscape rich in glacially carved lakes. The falls cascade down nearly 250 feet, and it is easily viewed from a platform that looks over the waterfall and the Frazier Creek Gorge downstream.

The viewing platform is reached via a paved half-mile trail. The trail is ADA accessible and well suited for visitors of all ages, offering multiple resting benches along the way. The hike can easily be done in an hour. Frazier Falls is a short drive away from Lakes Basin Campground, which provides access to some of the region's hiking highlights.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Family-friendly hike. Waterfall. ADA-accessible.



Pets allowed



Big vistas
ADA accessible


Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California


Nice little hike, .25 to Frazier Creek, .5 mile to Frazier Falls overlook, 1 mile round trip. Lots of water flowing right now, great time to view the falls. From Gold Lake Hwy, it was 1.5 miles down a dirt road to the parking area. The road had only 2 mildly rough spots, but passenger cars were easily making it through. The road does narrow to one lane in a few spots, so you have to be cautious of oncoming traffic.
Falls were completely dry during late August. Possibly due to recent drought our not an optimal time for waterfalls! The road coming into the trial head from the campsite side is completely dirt and rugged in some areas!
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