This Hike Will Lead You To One Of The Most Enchanting Spots In Northern California

The Shirley Canyon hike in Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the most thrilling and rewarding outdoor adventures in Northern California. Not only do you get ascend through a beautiful alpine landscape featuring wildflowers, pine trees, and iconic rock formations, but you have the option of descending back to the valley below on a one of kind tram ride.

This epic ski resort was the site of the 1960s winter Olympics and is a beloved and treasured winter playground for people who visit from all over the world. Come discover this landscape anew before it’s buried in snow and see for yourself why it’s one of the most enchanting spots in Northern California.

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This relatively short hike is steep, making the 3.6 miles feel like a much longer trek. The views are epic, however. There’s nowhere else in California as captivating and rewarding as the rigorous uphill hike and thrilling downhill tram ride.