For a mellow leaf-peeping hike, Sugar Pine Point State Park has you wandering among tall, fragrant pines and along the shoreline of glistening Lake Tahoe.
Tackle Mount Rose Summit, a 10-mile out-and-back peak hike with one of the grandest views in all of Lake Tahoe.
Take your adventure to the next level at Squaw Valley’s brand-new Via Ferrata (skill level: introductory). They’ll go until it snows, so anchor in and spend a half-day climbing and traversing the iconic Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort.
For beginner-friendly mountain biking among fall foliage, point your fat tires toward Commemorative Emigrant Trail, a few miles north of Truckee.
For those whose fall hiking must include craft beer—there’s a trail for that! Pair your hike with craft brews flavored for autumn on the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail.