Sierra Forests Hikes

West Walker Wild & Scenic Rivers
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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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Silver Fork, by Steve Evans
Caples Creek
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Cascading waterfalls, cool swimming holes, lush meadows, old growth forests, and dramatic rock formations – the Caples Creek roadless area on the Eldorado National Forest has it all. Features: Located north…

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Bristlecone pine by Linda Castro
Methuselah Trail
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The Methuselah Trail is located in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains in the Inyo National Forest, northeast of Bishop. From the trail you will see the…

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Mariposa Lily by S Evans
Hite Cove Trail – Proposed Devil Gulch-Ferguson Ridge Wilderness
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Features: There’s no better place in the central Sierra Nevada foothills to view a spectacular wildflower display than a hike along the scenic Hite Cove Trail on the Sierra National Forest.…

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Ishi Wilderness. Photo by Steve Evans.
Ishi Wilderness: Deer Creek Trail
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Features: This unique 41,000-acre area in the Mount Lassen foothills on the Lassen National Forest is named after Ishi. His tribe, the Yahi Indians, formerly lived in the area before being…

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California Wilderness Act Anniversary Hikes
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September 28, 2016 marked the 32nd anniversary of the California Wilderness Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. This landmark legislation protected more…

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Asa Lake
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Elevation gain: Almost none Features: Before 1984, a big chunk of the Sierra Nevada between Ebbetts and Sonora Passes north of Yosemite Park was unprotected and open to development. The California…

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