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Recreation through Sorensen's/HV Resort

From April to October, the waters of the West Fork of the Carson River, which snakes through the heart of Hope Valley, offer some of the best trout fishing in the Sierra. The river cascades through Hope Valley Resort down Woodfords Canyon. Hope Valley Cafe and Market, located at HVR, offers bait, maps, books and flies. Nearby Sorensen's Resort offers fly-fishing lessons through Horse Feathers Fly Fishing School and other fly-fishing programs and supplies.

There are literally hundreds of miles of little-used trails within minutes of Hope Valley Cafe and Market or nearby at Sorensen's Resort. With hundreds of acres of national forest lands and protected wilderness in any direction, the options are almost endless. Of special note is the premier regional guide "Alpine Sierra Trailblazer" for hiking, fishing, biking, skiing and paddling. Available at Hope Valley Cafe and Market and Sorensen's.

Kayaking/Mountain Biking/Rafting
The East Fork of the Carson River, a short drive from Sorensen's and Hope Valley Resort, offers exhilarating rides through rugged, rock-walled canyons, May through July (water levels permitting). Call for referrals to expert guides.

Summer finds many of our meadows literally overflowing with flowers. We'll tell you where to find peak blooms and when. Guided wildflower walks with expert botanists are also available in peak season.

Mountain/road biking
For excellent and often challenging mountain biking, dirt roads access many of the region's loveliest valleys. Good books and local maps are available to tell you where to go, depending on your ability and experience.

Horseback riding
Nearby corrals offer rides in mountain, valley, and high-desert settings. Come experience the mountains the way it was done when the Pony Express rode through the region over a century ago.

History treks
Learn about the historic Emigrant Trail on fascinating history hikes with local experts. A wonderful experience for all ages and hiking abilities.

Llama tours
Local outfitters take you on wonderful wanders, complete with picnics, with these furry pack animals. A great event for the kids!

Nearby Grover Hot Springs State Park features a naturally heated hot spring pool, as well as a large regular swimming pool. Lovely park grounds underneath the pines make a great picnic spot.

Hope Valley Cafe and Market
Open all-year!
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Located at Hope Valley Resort just south of Lake Tahoe and east of the Hwys. 88/89 junction in Hope Valley, CA
(530) 694-2323.

Serving hearty, healthy breakfasts and lunches. Featuring delicious house-baked pastries and scones. Speciality espresso coffee drinks and beer-on-tap!
Wall-mounted television for sports and special event viewing.

Select from a variety of seasonal clothing, souveners, fishing equipment, high-quality groceries, ice, and camping supplies.

Home of the Tahoe Trail Bars!
A delicious, popular energy bar created and baked by Leesa Lopazanski of Hope Valley Cafe and Market.