One of the most spectacular ways to welcome Autumn in northern California is with the Hope Valley Fall colors. This area is nestled along the Highway 88 and 89 corridor and is one of the most popular destinations for leap peeping near Lake Tahoe.
While Fall offers some great weekend getaways in northern California, these Fall colors, views, and photos show why Hope Valley is one of the best places for Autumn.
Last year was my first year to see the Fall colors in Hope Valley and I loved the mix of yellow, orange, and green leaves. This year, I had the opportunity to discover some new places to view Fall leaves and colors along the Carson river.
One of the popular spots for viewing the leaves is at Sorensens resort. This resort is blanketed with trees and colors and offers a variety of activities year round including hiking, snow skiing (near Kirkwood), fishing, cross country skiing, bicycling, or just relaxing in the log cabins.
During this time of year, cars are parked all along the road as people of all ages come here to welcome Fall as the Autumn leaves display their golden colors. The road along Highway 88 offers a variety of great spots to do a little leaf peeping where you can view the leaves and see the valley in full bloom.
While Hope Valley is a popular spot in the Fall, this isn’t the only place to see the changing of the leaves. The Fall colors in Markleeville may offer some of the best views and experiences for your Autumn afternoon with a mix of yellow, orange, and red leaves as they welcome you to this small, friendly town in Alpine County.
Photos of Hope Vally California Fall colors
If you love the Hope Valley Fall colors and beautiful leaves of Autumn in northern California, this is one place everyone needs to see for themselves.