"Warm up with a bit of singletrack along Fallen Leaf Road before the long, steady climb up Angora Ridge. A lookout on the ridge offers dramatic views of Fallen Leaf Lake, Mount Tallac, and Lake Tahoe on one side and the Upper Truckee River Basin on the other. Don’t be misled, you can drive nearly all the way on the narrow, rough, and mostly dirt road. There is a surprisingly large parking lot at the end of the road before the last trail run up to the lakes. The glacial Angora Lakes back up against steep granite cliffs below Angora Peak and the Desolation Wilderness. The upper lake is bordered by a small lodge, cabins, and a beach that offers swimming, rowing, cliff jumping, and fishing. This is a popular spot, with a fair amount of vehicle traffic on weekends. Watch for cars, particularly on the downhill run."