Let’s face it, we would all love to unplug for a week or two and just play in the Sierra. Explore like no one has ever gone before you, and find our way through the mysteries of the wilderness. However, we typically don’t have time in our busy lives to stop the clock and unplug like that. So Sierra REC, is dedicated to sharing with you the various day trip adventures that can be found in your region of the Sierra.

Kenny Reservoir on Ebbetts Pass

Kenny Reservoir on Ebbetts Pass

These day trip adventures are not a complete list and will continually be updated and added to. We invite our readers to take pictures and write little reviews of their day trips then share them. From an afternoon day hike near your home. to  a day trip adventures into our national forests or National Parks. Day hikes in Tahoe, Off trail finds in Alpine County & so much more. Day trips in the Sierra will inspire a new generation of explorers, adventure seekers, we hope to encourage families and individuals to stop and take a look around as they travel through the Sierra. What do we consider day trip adventure? A day trip adventure is any adventure where in one tank of gas you can leave your home or beginning location in the morning, get out hike, explore, ski, walk climb, ride etc… and be home in your own bed that evening.  Often a day trip will include where to eat, things to explore, ideas for enhancing your visit etc… Local hot spots, or local secrets will be shared when possible. Example of day trips in the Sierra: PCT Day Trip Hikes in the Central Sierra Hiking to Winnemucca Lake in Alpine County Day trip to Sunrise Lakes in Yosemite National Park Top Color Spots in Fall in the Sierra  The Following are Day trip reviews from our staff and readers exploring the Sierra one day at a time!: The Mist Trail

Placer Big Trees Grove

Placer Big Trees Grove

The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Lake Tahoe

The Best Waterfall Hikes Near Lake Tahoe

Mariposa Grove Re-Opens Fall 2017

Mariposa Grove Re-Opens Fall 2017

McArthur-Burney Falls Ca –  A Mesmerizing Day Trip From The Sierra

McArthur-Burney Falls Ca – A Mesmerizing Day Trip From The Sierra

Chickadee Ridge – Lake Tahoe Adventure

Chickadee Ridge – Lake Tahoe Adventure

Heart Lake Trail – Lassen National Forest

Heart Lake Trail – Lassen National Forest

Spencer Meadow Trail – Lassen National Forest

Spencer Meadow Trail – Lassen National Forest

Mudd Lake Recreational Area

Mudd Lake Recreational Area

Ropi Lake ~ Desolation Wilderness

Ropi Lake ~ Desolation Wilderness

Loon Lake Recreational Guide ~ Summer and Winter

Loon Lake Recreational Guide ~ Summer and Winter

Shealor Lake Day Hike – Hwy 88

Shealor Lake Day Hike – Hwy 88

Glacier Point To Yosemite Valley Day Hike

Glacier Point To Yosemite Valley Day Hike

Yosemite Valley Loop Trail Day Hike

Yosemite Valley Loop Trail Day Hike

Lundy Canyon

Lundy Canyon

Big Meadows to Dardenelle’s Lake

Big Meadows to Dardenelle’s Lake

Big Meadows to Scotts Lake Day Hike

Big Meadows to Scotts Lake Day Hike

Wapama Falls Yosemite National Park

Wapama Falls Yosemite National Park

Day Hike Margaret Lake – Hwy 88

Day Hike Margaret Lake – Hwy 88

Elizabeth Lake – Tuolumne Meadows Day Hike

Elizabeth Lake – Tuolumne Meadows Day Hike

Glen Aulin Day Hike – Yosemite National Park

Glen Aulin Day Hike – Yosemite National Park

Hetch Hetchy & Wapama Falls

Hetch Hetchy & Wapama Falls

Rainbow Falls | Devils Postpile National Monument

Rainbow Falls | Devils Postpile National Monument

Nevada Falls | Yosemite National Park

Nevada Falls | Yosemite National Park

Day Hike Castle Rock | Tahoe Rim Trail

Day Hike Castle Rock | Tahoe Rim Trail

Highland Lakes – Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway (HWY 4)

Highland Lakes – Ebbett’s Pass Scenic Byway (HWY 4)

Sierra Lakes

Sierra Lakes

Wolf Creek Trail | Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Wolf Creek Trail | Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Sierra Camping Club

Sierra Camping Club