5 Must-Snap Photos in North Lake Tahoe This Fall

5 Must-Snap Photos in North Lake Tahoe This Fall

All year round, North Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking views of land and waterscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Framed by the humbling range of the Sierra Nevada, Tahoe’s crystal-clear expanse, thriving flora, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and wondrous geological formations have captured the imaginations of photographers for years.

While North Lake Tahoe is photogenic every season, something extra-special happens during the fall. As a sense of serenity blankets the region and temperatures descend, rich sunsets embellished beautifully by clouds bring out epic purples and pinks that captivate; meanwhile, in the aspen groves, changing leaves positively glow with a golden hue as the sun peers through Tahoe’s flora.

All of this adds up to the perfect opportunity for a photo excursion—so if you’re ready to snap a few brilliant shots of your own, check out our guide to some of the most Instagram-worthy points to be found in our mountain paradise.

1. Monkey Around at Monkey Rock

Overlooking Crystal Bay is a geological curiosity that’s sure to bring a smile to your face—and plenty of amusement to your Instagram feed.

Known as Monkey Rock, this large granite formation has tickled North Lake Tahoe visitors for years because of its strangely familiar shape. The unique weathering of this large stone gives it the appearance of a monkey’s head popping eagerly out of the ground—perhaps to get a look at the beautiful lake in the distance. Based on his facial expression, we’d say that our resident primate likes what he sees.

To get to Monkey Rock, you’ll need to hike an elevation of about 400 feet. There are a couple of ways to get there, but most people recommend coming from the nearby Incline Village, or using the Flume Trail as a jumping off point. Find out more about this Treasure of Tahoe here.

2. Pop in for some Leaf Peeping at Paige Meadows

Though most people tend to think of the various evergreen fir trees common in Tahoe, they aren’t the only kind of tree to be found in the region. In fact, many species of aspen in Tahoe offer the quintessential leaf-turning experience, and should not be missed.  One of the best spots to find them is Paige Meadows, just miles off of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

In the fall, North Lake Tahoe’s sights include a beautiful array of yellows, browns, and oranges found in Tahoe’s aspen grove. Leaf-peepers who visit the area will be in for a special treat as they experience the blue water contrasted with fall colors throughout the region.

These are just a handful of the beautiful sights you’ll find in North Lake Tahoe when you visit this fall. There’s plenty more where that came from, which is why you should make sure you take advantage of North Lake Tahoe’s Secret Season and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

 

3. Peruse the Perfect Pano at Eagle Rock

Situated just off of State Route 89 and a fairly modest hike that isn’t too hard on the ticker—Eagle Rock offers a massive scenic reward for those who make the half-mile trek.

Photographers in search of Tahoe’s best panoramic shots absolutely can not miss this spot, which offers an “eagle’s eye” view of North Lake Tahoe’s expanse. From this vantage point, you can see most of the lake, the Sierra Nevada, and much of the rest of the region. Best of all? Getting to this volcanic plug takes about 20 minutes, tops!

These are just a handful of the beautiful sights you’ll find in North Lake Tahoe when you visit this fall. There’s plenty more where that came from, which is why you should make sure you take advantage of North Lake Tahoe’s Secret Season and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

These are just a handful of the beautiful sights you’ll find in North Lake Tahoe when you visit this fall. There’s plenty more where that came from, which is why you should make sure you take advantage of North Lake Tahoe’s Secret Season and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

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