On the Hill: Cycling Fallen Leaf Lake
  • On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different Lake Tahoe adventure every day.

    Today’s activity: Cycling Fallen Leaf.

    About the ride: Early June mornings are the perfect time to get out and hit the roads. Cars are fewer, the lake is smooth as silk with no boat traffic and the weather tends to be just cool enough to make a long ride comfortable. The South Shore bike trail starts at Hwy 89 and heads up to Fallen Leaf Lake and to Lily Lake. The 20-mile ride is mostly flat, and you pass most state campgrounds and has options to pass great waterfalls and make stops at smaller lakes along the way.

    Today’s weather: This week the Tahoe weather is being fickle. Still looking for rain showers today and winds, with a high of 61, but the rest of the week temps will soar, so get out early to avoid the heat and cars. — National Weather Service

    What’s your adventure? Give us your feedback and suggestions at onthehill@tahoe.com