Independence Lake

Most Scenic Lakes In The High Sierra

| by

The snow is beginning to melt quickly and soon spring will transition into summer. There’s nothing more symbolic in late spring or early summer than visiting one of the “great lakes” in the Sierra Nevada. Here’s some of the most scenic lakes in the High Sierra that you may not have heard of. Convict Lake […]

Read More…




Sequoia National Park Tunnel Log Driving

4 Unique & Wonderful Things To Not Miss In The High Sierra

| by

Looking for things to do on your next vacation in the Sierra Nevada? From the largest gold leaf nugget in the world, to the iconic falls that Ansel Adams made famous, here’s four weird & wonderful things you won’t want to not miss in the High Sierra. The Classic “Fall” In All Those Pictures Of […]

Read More…




Winter Guided Tours In The High Sierra

| by

America’s cathedrals aren’t of the man-made kind. They’re created from the natural beauty found in places like the Sierra Nevada. From the roaring waterfalls to the largest trees in the world, the High Sierra is filled with wonder and found nowhere else in the world. While summer is a great time to visit, these winter […]

Read More…




Mount Tallac

Four Mountain Peaks To See In The High Sierra

| by

In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means snowy saw range. You can see these mountains are beautiful any time of year, but they’re especially gorgeous when covered in snow. At over 400 miles in length, there are a vast assortment of mountains to summit along its topography. Here’s just four of our favorite mountain peaks to see […]

Read More…




There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills… State Parks Of The High Sierra Offer Priceless Experiences

| by

Gold and silver run deep in the veins of California. This resource helped fuel the economy in the 1800’s, but as a consequence, this natural bounty of ore mined and lumber felled at an alarming rate cleared entire mountainsides. Many thought these resources would never end, but a few saw differently. This is when the […]

Read More…




mercer caverns high sierra attractions

3 Lesser Known Attractions In The High Sierra

| by

In an earlier article, we named four natural attractions that should be on anyone’s bucket list. But… what about taking the road less traveled? Well, here’s 3 lesser known attractions in the High Sierra that may not get the spotlight but are just as amazing to see in person. Globe Rock Learn more about Globe […]

Read More…




Via Ferrata

The Secret Season – Have Fun & Exercise Too

| by

Divisions of the year are typically marked by weather patterns, but in the High Sierra, there’s a “fifth” season that only locals and those in-the-know talk about. It’s known as The Secret Season. A time of year when its still warm, like summer during the day but cool in the evenings. An occasion for the […]

Read More…




Maximize Your Leaf Peeping In The High Sierra

| by

After Labor Day weekend, it’s a magical time to be in the Sierra Nevada range. The large assortment of fall festivals will keep you entertained while mother nature brings the fireworks. We’re talking about the fall color in the High Sierra. Compared to other parts of the country, the landscape, vegetation and meadows create a […]

Read More…




4 Must-See Natural Attractions In The High Sierra

| by

From the Pacific Ocean to a metropolis like San Francisco, the state of California packs in a lot to do. When it comes to scenic wonders though, the Sierra Nevada range is a MUST for ALL who visit the state. Here’s a glimpse at 4 of the must see natural attractions in the High Sierra. […]

Read More…




Follow Us



Stay Up to Date

for updates on hidden gems, events, and more from California's High Sierra.

More Trip Ideas

Keep Discovering

Need more reasons to visit the Sierra Nevada High Country?

Get a glimpse of the stunning scenery to see and activities to do in the Sierra Nevada.

View Gallery