Sierra Nevada Byways Guide Book

by Tony Huegel (Wilderness Press)
Sierra Nevada Byways  by Tony Huegel

164pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 089997273X

Less expensive than a tank of gas, this book describes 50 backcountry routes for you and your family to explore along California's magnificent mountainous spine. Clear directions and locator maps for each trip are provided, along with tips for refining your backcountry driving skills, locations for campgrounds and amenities, and the best pull-outs for great views.

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Trails from the "Sierra Nevada Byways" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: Alabama Hills is a jumbled expanse of huge, rounded, honey-brown granite boulders with one of the Sierra’s most spectacular backdrops: the peaks of the Muir Crest, which culminate at 14,495-foot Mt. W ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: Various
... Preview: The highlights of this West Lake Tahoe tour are pretty lakes and streams, waterfowl, mountains. Road conditions range from asphalt to graded dirt, loose rock and large mud holes. From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Idlewild, CA - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: This drive winds through forest and meadows thick with mule’s ear, a tall, leafy plant that flowers in late July. The drive mixes tight maneuvering between obstacles with easy cruising and culminates ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bear Valley, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: This is a gorgeous drive on a narrow shelf road high above the canyon of the North Fork of the Kings River. The segment above Granite Gorge is particularly impressive. Though it’s an easy drive (more ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Fresno, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 28.5
... Preview: This loop will take you along Blue Canyon, through forest to pretty Haslett Basin and on through granite-strewn High Sierra scenery. High points, including Fence Meadow Lookout, provide terrific vista ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Fresno, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 59
... Preview: There are many beautiful lakes and meadows, as well as vistas of the Mokelumne Wilderness. There are opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking. From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Markleeville, CA - Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The high-elevation vistas are magnificent in this old gold- and silver-mining district, with spectacular vistas and peaks that exceed 11,000 feet. From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bridgeport, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: In January 1844 explorer Capt. John C. Fremont, guide Kit Carson and a small band of half-starved men passed this way looking for the fabled Ventura River, which they thought would give them easy pass ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Walker, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This drive takes you to the base of the eastern Sierra’s escarpment, one of the steepest in the world, at the edge of the John Muir Wilderness. The views stretch from glaciated peaks more than 13,000 ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bishop, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This pleasant cruise takes you through high, picturesque mountain meadows flanked by granite peaks and forest. The side trip to the Brush Creek overlook provides outstanding vistas across the southern ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Lake Isabella, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: This tour of southern Sierra Nevada wildlands follows one of the BLM’s National Back Country Byways. It loops around 7,990-foot Chimney Peak, passing through more than 50,000 acres of federally design ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Lake Isabella, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 69
... Preview: This loop on Copper Mountain is a convenient side trip from U.S. 395 that provides outstanding vistas, from the eastern Sierra across the volcanic Mono Basin and Bodie Hills to the Great Basin. From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bridgeport, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: The drive goes from the desert Owens Valley to Coyote Flat, a vale more than 10,000 feet high below the Palisade Group’s 13,000- to 14,000-foot peaks. The Sierra’s second-highest cluster of peaks (aft ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bishop, CA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: This convenient and highly scenic tour provides vistas across Dog Valley to Reno and into the Great Basin. From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Verdi, NV - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: You just might find yourself trailing behind a cattle drive on this tour through a bucolic landscape that seems a precious remnant of California from the early 1900s. The serene beauty of oak woodland ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Porterville, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 18.2
... Preview: You will have sweeping vistas across the southern Sierra along this drive, but none will come close to the panorama at Delilah Lookout, which stands atop 5,156-foot Delilah Mountain. (The lookout is a ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Fresno, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: This tour will take you through the rugged northern gold mine regions, where mountains were scarred by hydraulic mining. Sights include old mining sites, historic buildings and gold camps from the mid ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Downieville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: This tour combines northern Sierra scenery with historic sites like Nevada City, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, North Bloomfield, Alleghany, Forest City and Goodyear’s Bar, early North Yuba Riv ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Nevada City, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 48
... Preview: This is a very scenic drive, with aspen groves and high snowy peaks that make it a great early autumn drive. There’s a beautiful unnamed lake (at about 10,250 feet) at the end of a short 4WD spur towa ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Bridgeport, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This high (over 8,000 feet much of the way) mountain road provides great views of the Lake Tahoe Basin, especially from the 9,150-foot summit of Genoa Peak. Along the northern segment, Logan House Roa ... From the guidebook "Sierra Nevada Byways"
Glenbrook, NV - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10.2