Our forests are filled with awe-inspiring trees, plants, and wildflowers that fill travelers with a sense of wonder. Take the Sugar Pine, for example, the largest of any pine with cones that can measure up to two feet long! Did you know that the Tahoe National Forest is home to the second and third largest sugar pines ever recorded? These towering giants measure 267 feet, 6 inches, and 267 feet, 1.8 inches.
Visit during the spring or early summer to see wildflowers in all their glory, entire meadows and hillside turn yellow or purple. During fall, another color display is at its peak, this time aspens and other plants turn gold, red, and orange.
Download a wildflower field guide by Ann Penfield