In an area with remarkable natural beauty, scenic hikes are easy to find, but the Little Lakes Valley Trail is a standout thanks to its stunning Sierra views. You'll see a gorgeous blanket of wild flowers in the spring and colorful foliage in the fall. There are also easy detours from the trail to see lakes and make your hike more challenging. The trail's difficulty level is easy to moderate, but because it starts at 10,000 feet, the altitude should be considered. Bring water or a purifier and expect some delays as work is being done on Rock Creek Road. For horseback rides on the trails, check out day trips with Rock Creek Pack Station.