Hiking The Sierra Nevada  by Barry Parr

Hiking The Sierra Nevada Guide Book

by Barry Parr (Falcon Guides)
Hiking The Sierra Nevada  by Barry Parr
Stretching from the Feather River south to the Kern Plateau, the Gold Country foothills east to the high desert, the Sierra Nevada is one of the longest and highest mountain ranges in the continental US. This four-season guide samples 96 of the best hikes in this diverse range. In this guide, you'll find info on the best long and short hikes in this region, which includes Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks, as well as some of the most spectacular roadless areas in the Sierra Nevada. With detailed hike descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles, Hiking the Sierra Nevada is the complete guide to hiking in America's far western mountains.

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Trails from the "Hiking The Sierra Nevada" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 104.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 104.

This out-and-back cross-country hike through the striking Alabama Hills visits a natural arch, with superlative views of the Whitney Crest. One of the most dramatic scenes in the western United States ...
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Miles of trails explore the deep, remote canyon of the North Fork of the American River, but the effort required to get there keeps the crowds away. With the help of a car shuttle, this hike descends ...
Foresthill, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.2
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Well endowed with deep pools and even a few white, sandy beaches, Bear Creek contains some of the finest swimming holes in the Sierra, as well as the warm summer weather suitable for using them.
Mono Hot Springs, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11.6
Scout this trail from the porch of the Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, and you may find it hard to believe that such sheer and polished cliffs can be safely scaled by hikers, not to mention horses. The trai ...
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 14.6
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This out-and-back day hike descends from Bearpaw Meadow to a remote and wonderfully serene grove of giant sequoias. From the Bearpaw Meadow Ranger Station (elevation 7, 700 feet), hike down to the cam ...
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.6
This fun, exciting cross-country walk delves through thick forest to a dome with superb views of Kaweah Canyon and the Great Western Divide. Reaching the saddle, thicker woods of red fir, Jeffrey pine ...
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Hemmed within a glacier-scooped valley high in the west-facing wall of the Great Western Divide, Tamarack Lake offers wild solitude and magnificent scenery to day hikers from Bearpaw Meadow.
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.4
Remains of a ghost town, scenery, and an easy trail collude to make this one of the most interesting short hikes in the Tuolumne region.
Tuolumne Meadows, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This out-and-back day hike or overnight backpack trip visits two of the Big Pine Lakes, resplendent in their mountain basin hemmed in by the 14, 000-foot Palisade Crest, home to the Sierra Nevada’s la ...
Big Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 9.6
This cross-country adventure explores a high-desert volcanic cone in search of bizarre box canyons in miniature. As you gain elevation, you also soon gain sight of Black Point’s summit, capped with h ...
Lee Vining, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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This short hike on the edge of Kings River Canyon loops through the logged remnants of what was once the largest grove of giant sequoias. Inexplicably spared the loggers’ ax, only the Boole Tree remai ...
Grant Grove, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Ascending a tributary ravine of the upper Stanislaus River, fording streams, traversing deep forest and lush meadow, the Bull Run Lake Trail passes through such varied and beautiful terrain that the j ...
Lake Alpine, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.2
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One of the shortest routes into spectacular Emigrant Wilderness, the Burst Rock Trail puts the hardest climb at the beginning. Historic and scenic, the trail offers magnificent vistas far south into Y ...
Sonora, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.6
This large and wild grove of giant sequoias can be visited only on foot, a boon to solitude. The gargantuan Agassiz Tree, and the curious story of the Smith Cabin Tree, are particularly intriguing fea ...
Arnold, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
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Set in a high mountain valley between a meadow, a forest, and glacier-polished slabs of granite, Cathedral is one of Yosemite’s prettiest lakes. The lake and its slightly higher twin (Upper Cathedral) ...
Tuolumne Meadows, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.6
Succulent green meadows rife with wildflowers, brilliant autumnal displays of yellow leaves, dark red-hued mountains patched with white snow, and typically blue skies provide the Carson River drainage ...
Markleeville, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7
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Of Yosemite’s highest waterfalls, Chilnualna is the most reclusive, showing itself only to hikers willing to toil up a trail too homely and switchbacked ever to be called a crowd-pleaser. The Chilnual ...
Wawona, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.4
A gargantuan presence looming in the background of countless Yosemite Valley views, Clouds Rest is both the highest point on the valley rim and the largest continuous rock slope in the Sierra Nevada. ...
Tuolumne Meadows, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 13.2
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The gold rush of 1849 began with James Marshall’s fateful find at Sutter’s Saw Mill, in Coloma. The valley was inundated with argonauts, and the gold was quickly depleted. The boom quickly passed, lea ...
Lotus, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
Starting beneath the Sawtooth Ridge, the most stunning parapet of crags north of the Ritter Range, this trail breaches the Sierra’s second-most-extensive roadless area with a visit to Hoover Wildernes ...
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 15
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