Tahoe to Yourself

Shhh … it’s North Lake Tahoe’s secret season, and the fall colors are popping. Elevate your leaf-peeping and get to the crisp mountain air for some colorful hikes and bike rides on uncrowded trails.

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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.

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