hope valley outdoors

Hope Valley Outdoors

Intersection Highways 88 and 89
Markleeville, California 96120
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Local Phone: (530) 721-2015
E-mail: hopevalleyoutdoors@gmail.com

Hope Valley has over 60 miles of snowshoe trails with a variety of terrain making it perfect for beginners to advanced. There are guided tours, full moon tours and snowshoes for rent.

Hope Valley Outdoors is an outfitter and winter tour operator located in a yurt at the intersection of Hwy 88 and 89 near Sorensen's Resort.

Wrights Lake <br/>Photo Credit: @lillytheaussie
Wrights Lake
Photo Credit: @lillytheaussie
Almost every public campground in California is dog-friendly, but that doesn’t mean your dog is welcome to hike with you, even on a leash. At most state and national parks, dogs are confined to paved paths, fire roads and picnic areas. If those rules don’t fit your free-roaming style, take heart: There are plenty of other places to camp and hike with your best four-legged friend. Here are two campground-rich areas in Northern California that get the DogTrekker paw of approval. more »
Tahoe Cross Country
Tahoe Cross Country - Photo: Phil King
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Janet and Bo

Janet and Bo. Photo Janet Fullwood

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