The Angora Lakes: a magnificent family hike to a perfect summer destination

The Lake Tahoe Basin is filled with many exciting trails that lead to breathtaking destinations. One such trail that fits this description is the Angora Lakes Trail. What makes this trail even more enjoyable is that it’s family friendly and great… Read More

Nicasio Reservoir: A springtime destination

This reservoir covers roughly 845 acres and was created in 1961 after the Seeger Dam was built on the Nicasio Creek. Activities There are trails that loop around the reservoir for hiking and biking. Additionally, fishing is a popular pastime with… Read More

Eagle Falls Trail: over the waterfall and through the woods to a mountain lake

The trail itself is easy enough for parents to bring their children and make it a nice family outing. Yet, the scenery and the options of traveling further make this trail appealing to avid hikers and backpackers. Directions Take Highway 89… Read More

Cascade Falls Hiking Trail: a hike with stunning views of Cascade Lake and Cascade Falls

Directions From Sacramento, take Highway 50 to South Lake Tahoe. At the split, take Highway 89 north for roughly 8 miles. Look for the Bayview Trailhead on your left side. It’s across the highway from Inspiration Point. If you see Eagle… Read More

Loon Lake: a gateway to Crystal Basin fun and adventure

Loon Lake can be accessed year round, although various portions of the area are seasonal. This lake truly is a gateway to many opportunities of exploration and adventure within the Crystal Basin and Desolation Wilderness. Directions Loon Lake is located a… Read More

A quick look at Ice House Reservoir

Directions Take Highway 50 East from Sacramento and head toward Placerville. You will make a left onto Ice House Road which is located about 22 miles east of Placerville. The road is narrow at points and has many twists and turns…. Read More