Fall Hiking and Trail Running
A great time to hit the trails, fall in Truckee-Tahoe brings cool mornings and warm afternoons. Layers are a must with the temperature range and don’t forget a lightweight waterproof rain jacket when there is a chance of rain or snow.
There is nothing quite like riding flowy singletrack when fall colors are peaking. Late fall usually marks the return of California’s wet season, and rain showers set up the trails for hero dirt, also known as brown pow - the best conditions for mountain biking!
For climbers, October is known as Rocktober: one of the best times of year for rock climbing in Truckee-Tahoe. The cooler, crisp fall temperatures make it easier for climbers to grip granite, the pleasant afternoon sun is warm but not intense, and fewer crowds mean more climbing for all.