There is something special about Lake Tahoe in autumn. The summer crowds are gone, the lake is calm, and bursts of fall color are everywhere. But if you want to see TONS of fall color all in one place, look no further than Spooner Lake.
The trails around Spooner Lake are known for their spectacular displays of fall color; and the best trail of them all is North Canyon Road. North Canyon Road is a picturesque trail that is lined on both sides with brilliant yellow and orange aspen trees. You don't have to walk very far, the fall colors hit you right at the start of the trail.
Tahoe seems to be aware that this is a special place during the fall as they charge a $10 entrance fee into Spooner Lake; which is well worth it when the leaves are peaking.
Spooner lake is located off Highway 28 on Tahoe’s East Shore.
Tip: Fall color peaks early to mid October