Sierra Forests Hikes

Catfish Lake
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Hike Name: Catfish Lake via the Pinecrest Lake National Recreation Trail in the Stanislaus National Forest (Forest Service Trail Number 18E10 and 18E09) Name of area/general location: Stanislaus National Forest,…

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McClure (Antelope Creek) Trail
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The beautiful McClure Trail (a.k.a. Antelope Creek Trail) explores the lava-flow studded foothills west of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Accessible public lands in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and…

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Dinkey Creek Roof Pendent Geological Area Hike
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This hike packs a lot in over a short hiking distance – a unique geological area, one of the few segments of Dinkey Creek determined eligible for the National Wild…

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Pyramid Creek Trail
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Flowing out of the Desolation Wilderness in the western Sierra Nevada, Pyramid Creek tumbles over spectacular Horsetail Falls into a series of smaller but nearly as dramatic cataracts and cascades.…

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Kearsarge Pass Trail
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Features: The Kearsarge Pass trailhead begins at Onion Valley (9,200 feet) and travels to Kearsarge Pass (11,800 feet). Kearsarge Pass is a popular destination for day hikers. Beyond Kearsarge Pass,…

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Baker Pt Lookout
Baker Point Trail
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Features: This short but scenic trail takes you to an old Forest Service fire lookout on Baker Point, overlooking the spectacular canyon of the North Fork Kern Wild & Scenic River…

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West Walker Wild & Scenic River
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Features: The West Walker River, from its source in the Hoover Wilderness to where it flows into the Antelope Valley upstream of the town of Walker, was protected as a state…

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Siretta Trail-Domeland Add photo by Steve Evans
Domeland Wilderness
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[content courtesy of the Outdoor Project] Features: South along the Pacific Coast Trail from Kennedy Meadows lies the Domeland Wilderness, a vast area of over 130,000 acres traversed by the South Fork…

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Granite Lake by Steve Evans.
Granite and Hidden Lakes
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Features: Granite and Hidden Lakes are scenic gems nestled in a broad rocky and forested slope stretching from Silver Lake on Highway 88 up to a ridge the forms the northern…

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Leopard Lily, Pacific Valley by Steve Evans.
Pacific Valley
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Features: Anyone exploring the beautiful Pacific Valley must wonder why this 10,500 acre roadless area contiguous to the upper portion of Highway 4 in Alpine County was inexplicably excluded from…

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