Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra Guide Book

by Ron Adkison (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Northern Sierra  by Ron Adkison

96pp/maps
ISBN: 1560446935

The vastness of California's Northern Sierra wild areas provides a network of remarkable trails for backcountry backpackers and day hikers alike. Just north of Yosemite National Park, you'll find trails that lead to tumbling waterfalls, emerald lakes, and stunning panoramic views. This book will guide you through 20 of the best and easiest day hikes around Frazier Falls, Powell Lake, and St. Mary's Pass. It includes short descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and invaluable information for planning your trip. These hikes are fairly short and physically undemanding.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra" Guide Book
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... Preview: Resting atop the Sierra Nevada crest between the famous ski areas of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, the shallow basin of Five Lakes sits in an easily accessible corner of the Granite Chief Wildernes ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Tahoe City, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Blue Canyon is truly one of the most scenic areas in the entire state. This deeply glaciated canyon, surrounded by striking volcanic peaks and ridges, is a natural flower garden containing a vast coll ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Sonora, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The hike to Frog, Winnemucca, and Round Top lakes is one of the most popular hikes in the Northern Sierra outside of the Lake Tahoe Area, and justifiably so. For a minimal investment of time and effor ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This scenic hike traverses beneath the intriguing Dardanelles, a striking volcanic formation rising well over 1,000 feet above the surrounding heavily forested landscape. The Dardanelles are part of t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Sonora, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This moderately easy hike uses a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail to reach the subalpine basin at the head of Nobel Canyon. From Nobel Lake you can scale Tryon Peak, hike southeast to remote Bull La ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Markleeville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Emma Lake is a seldom-visited timberline gem set in a small cirque beneath broad Mount Emma in the volcanic highlands east of the West Walker River and the Sierra crest. This open country, reminiscent ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Bridgeport, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: With a drop of 640 feet, Feather Falls is the fourth highest waterfall in California, and sixth highest in the contiguous United States. This foothills hike on the western slope of the Northern Sierra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Oroville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Lakes Basin Recreation Area, an ice-sculpted landscape in the far Northern Sierra, offers a wide variety of rewarding recreational opportunities, ranging from scenic driving to boating, swimming, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Long before the Sierra Nevada was uplifted to its present height, volcanic eruptions from the east flowed over much of the landscape north of Yosemite National Park. These flows buried most of the exp ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Sonora, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Visiting a beautiful subalpine lake, this interesting eastern Sierra day hike surveys a landscape of colorful peaks, differing in color from the “typical” white or gray granite found in most east-side ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Bridgeport, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: An abundance of glaciated, subalpine scenery awaits hikers who complete this easy but moderately long hike to the Glacier Lake area. Side trips to Five Lakes Basin or Byers Lakes offer some cross-coun ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Truckee, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This hike through Lakes Basin, an area set aside for day use only, surveys one of the northernmost glacial lake basins in the Sierra Nevada. Ranging from lakeshores to windswept ridges with sweeping v ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Gardisky Lake is an alpine gem, straddling the Tioga Crest above Saddlebag Lake, and though the hike to its shores is short, it is steep enough in places to give hikers a feeling of accomplishment. Gr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Lee Vining, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This short, lofty excursion is an immensely rewarding trek, following the shore of sprawling Saddlebag Lake en route to one of more than one dozen alpine lakes spread out across the headwaters basins ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Lee Vining, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Anyone who has followed California Highway 108 over Sonora Pass knows how beautiful the volcanic landscape of the northern Sierra crest is in this area. The short hike to Sardine Falls near Sonora Pas ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Bridgeport, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Anyone who has hiked in the Lake Tahoe area knows how popular this region can be. In fact, some hiking areas in the region are downright overcrowded, and for good reason. The scenery here is often spe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This rewarding, easy, short hike leads you through one of the northernmost lake basins in the Sierra Nevada. The Silver Lake cirque is a broad, mile-wide, ice-sculpted bowl spread out below Spanish Pe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This memorable half-day hike leads through open forests and shady groves, passes rich wildflower gardens and ice-polished bedrock to one of the largest, and perhaps most beautiful, subalpine lakes in ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: Most lakes in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area are rockbound, highly scenic, easy to reach, and, consequently, heavily visited. Smith Lake, in contrast, features no dramatic vistas and no rocky shore f ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: St. Marys Pass, high on the west ridge of Sonora Peak, offers rewards of far-flung vistas of the Central and Northern Sierra Nevada, making this short trip one of the best easy day hikes anywhere alon ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra"
Bridgeport, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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