Home to the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails, this region’s visitors will experience serene lakes, majestic falls, amazing granite rock formations and the giant sequoias in McKinley Grove.

From downhill & cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, to backpacking, rock climbing, water sports and world class sailing in the summer, recreation activities abound – or one can just enjoy the incredible mountain scenery.

 


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Vossler Farms Pumpkin Patch
From spooky to fantasy filled, the month of October in the High Sierra offers you a gambit of festivals that are worth checking out.
Cougar Rock Guided Hikes in the High Sierra Arnold Rim Trail
Maximize your time & get an insider’s look at the majestic mountain range in a whole other way by checking out one of these guided hikes.
Bishop Visitor Center Rock Creek Lake Horseback Riding in the High Sierra
Although people may not think “fitness” when they consider taking the reins, a day in the saddle will kick you in the rear. While it may look like the horse is doing all the work. As a rider it takes balance, strong legs and a stable core to stay upright. So, hop on a horse this summer and truly feel the air, smell the foliage and see the High Sierra’s beauty in a unique way.
The High Sierra is a great, big, wonder-filled playground perfect for families. These family adventures are just waiting to engage, inspire and entertain everyone - and make you healthier and happier.
Concerts in the Pines High Sierra Music Festival
Regardless of your favorite live music or the food you enjoy most, we've got you covered. After you finish your day, pull up an Adirondack chair, lay back and take in the easy summertime vibes the High Sierra has to offer while listening to some live music.
Tuolumne Grove Giant Sequoia - Kim Carroll
The California High Sierra is famous for its soaring mountains, deep canyons, roaring waterfalls and the only NATURAL home of the giant sequoias. Existing only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, these groves of giant redwoods must be seen in person to really capture their grandeur.
From road cyclists to avid mountain bikers, the High Sierra is home to an amazing assortment of trails. These are just four of the more unknown trails existing throughout the range. Stay tuned as we explore a few more cycling adventures across the wide ranging High Sierra country.
Yosemite Falls High Sierra Waterfalls
From historic to iconic, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range can arguably be considered the best place for viewing waterfalls in the world. This is just a drop in the bucket of the vast assortment of High Sierra waterfall beauty you can check out. What is your favorite on the list?   
Columbia State Historic Park Dog Friendly Trip Ideas in the High Sierra
These are just a few of the adventures you can have with your pup in the High Sierra. The opportunities are endless and each region is host to a large assortment of places to stay and eat. So, the next time your thinking of an adventure with your furry friend, come visit the California High Sierra.
Mokelumne River Canyon Calaveras County High Sierra Wildflowers
After a Miracle March, it’s “high-time” to plan a trip to the Sierra Nevada and see the explosive color of High Sierra wildflowers that few other places can compete with.
Downtown Murphys Go Calaveras
Learn about some hidden gems in the Sierra Nevada for a special weekend (or week long) getaway. Hiking, hot springs, historic towns and lots more to recharge your relationship.
Giant sequoias, raging waterfalls and Yosemite Valley vistas are just a few of the adventures to enjoy in the Southern Sierra. Families, couples and explorers of all ages will find plenty to discover during this weeklong adventure.
Explore the culinary adventures, art and history in California’s High Sierra with this 6-day trip.

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