Need a little dose of the mountains!?
Here’s a super fun post-car backpacking trip:
Hop on the Capitol Corridor Amtrak at Jack London Square at 7:45am and arrive in South Lake Tahoe at 12:30pm. Strap your backpack on your bike (easy!) and ride the 4 miles to the Tallac trailhead. Stash your bike in the woods, put on your hiking boots and head up the trail. A great loop is to take the Tallac trail to the PCT, up and over Dick’s pass and out at Emerald Bay. It is about 15 miles and is easy to do on a 3 day weekend.
You can also utilize the TART public transport to get to any trailheads.