4 Romantic Things to Do in Hope Valley, CA
Looking for romantic things to do in beautiful Hope Valley, CA? Nestled in the Sierra Mountains of California, and just twenty minutes from famed Lake Tahoe, Hope Valley is a hidden gem for outdoorsy couples seeking a quiet getaway.
Whether you’re into downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, or dipping in hot springs, Hope Valley is a fantastic place to reconnect with each other, while disconnecting from the distractions of the modern world.
Here’s four of the best romantic activities to do for couples who seek adventure and like to explore the path less traveled.
Adventure at Hope Valley Sno-Park
Feel the crisp mountain air on your cheeks and take in the views of the surrounding towering mountains of the Sierras as you cross-country, hike, snowshoe, snowmobile, or sight-see at Hope Valley’s Sno-Park.
Located off Blue Lakes Road, you’ll find flat terrain perfect for four-season outdoor activities, including eleven miles of groomed and ungroomed snowmobile trails, and ample opportunities for fishing and kayaking in the Carson River that runs through the valley. In the Fall, photographers gather to capture the golden, orange, and red-changing Aspens, sprinkled in the forest.
Hike Eagle Falls to Eagle Lake, South Lake Tahoe
Hike more, worry less! Take your significant other for an energizing hike to the famed Eagle Falls, a roaring mountain-side waterfall, and to the sparkling Eagle Lake at South Lake Tahoe.
Just off of Emerald Bay Road (paid fee applies), you’ll travel uphill for about a quarter mile before reaching this natural wonder. Stop for pictures (and maybe a snack!), before continuing on Eagle Lake Trail for less than a mile and reaching the majestic aqua-colored lake.
Soak at Grover Hot Springs
Need to rejuvenate after all your outdoor activities? Stop by the relaxing Grover Hot Springs for some quality self-care time spent soaking in the pool, fed by naturally occurring hot waters, with the hottest pool ranging from one hundred and two to one hundred and four degrees.
As you soak up the mineral waters, you’ll be immersed directly in nature, getting views of the alpine, rolling meadows, wildflowers, and trees.
West Carson River Fly-Fishing
Test your luck (and skill!) with a day spent fishing in the West Carson River, which starts around Blue Lakes and drops in elevation before meandering through Hope Valley for about ten miles.
Running between Highway eighty-eight and eighty-nine, you’ll have ample opportunities to catch stocked and natural rainbows, brook, and brown trout, ranging from eight to twelve inches on average.
Adventurous Stays in Hope Valley, CA
Looking for an adventurous stay in Hope Valley?
Located in the beautiful Sierras, Wylder Hope Valley offers rustic cabin and yurt accommodations, with access to hiking trails, cross-country skiing, and more!