Granite Chief Wilderness Area, California U. S. A.
Granite Chief Wilderness Area is one of lesser known marvels of the Lake Tahoe area. It can be
accessed from the Squaw Valley tram or from a county road south of Tahoe City. A section of the
Pacific Crest Trail traverses the wilderness area. Unlike Desolation to the south, this wilderness area
is not as crowded. The views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are spectacular not to mention
the abundant wildflowers in the spring.