Hope Valley is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Lake Tahoe, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.
You have to go here in the fall to enjoy the colors. Beautiful! Cross country ski here in winter. Great mountain views
There are so many trails in this area that don't seem to be in the database... Red Lake Trail (hiking/snowshoe), Hope Valley trails (snowshoe), Thunder Mountain (hiking), Round Top Mountain (hiking)... All of varying length and difficulty, all with great views. Never have seen very many people on the trails either.
Hiking into the Mokelumne Wilderness begins from the trail head at Carson Pass. Nicely groomed and maintained trails. Always encounter friendly hikers and families out on this trail. First stop, Frog lake 1.0 miles up. Incredible vista overlooking Hope Valley at this point. Next 1.5 miles up to Lake Winnemucca, with the backdrop of one very majestic rock wall jutting up from the water and spiring to the sky! Onto Round Top Lake, 1.0 miles. Make the 8 miles loop and descend down onto Woods Lake, a little piece of Heaven on earth!! Birding, wildflowers, amazing!!!! Be prepared for inclement weather. Afternoon thunder heads build up. Could be a light shower, or more!!
Favorite of all trails! Bursting with wildflowers, wildlife, lakes, and those incredible thunder heads that build every hot summer afternoon...enjoy the refreshing showers and thunderous echos through this grand rugged Alpine region.