Hiking the Sierra

The Sierra Nevada stretches over 500 miles between California and Nevada. Most visitors break the Sierra into Regions to help them better plan for hiking and backpacking trips. No matter which region you chose there are hundreds of trails and destinations to hike. Some trails are easy while many require stamina and effort to reach, but we don’t know of any that are not going to deliver a fantastic day on the mountain.

On this page you will find a collection of Hikes we have done and reviewed, News on trails and efforts for trail improvements and Stories we have written about destinations that are hike able for your next mountain vacation. We break the Sierra into the following 7 regions: Lake Tahoe Region, Yosemite Region. Eastern Sierra, Central Sierra, Northern Sierra, Western Sierra and Southern Sierra. We hope this helps scope out your next discovery in the Sierra.

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Happy National Trail day to you and yours. Weather you are working on a trail today pr enoying one, we hope your day is filled with great joy and adventure. A shout out to @musclepowered for all the trail work they do in Carson City... our inspiration for today. Ash Creek Canyon... #wildflowerhikes #goexplore @visitcarsoncity @pankey901 @pankeyprincess @ambrlynnr @tylerstricklan @kstricklan_15
The East Fork of the Carson River today. Not certain the fishing is any good, but the rafting has to fantastic.
What an incredible morning in the Carson Valley today. #wildhorse ##whycv Thanks @jthumphrey for the experience.😀
Catching a few local reflections with all this extra water😃
Waterfalls are ripping in Alpine and Eldorado county. This is the West Carson river below hope valley. 😀 @visitalpinecounty
It has been an incredible week, trying get our summer info out. Thanksful for all the support from the community of busineesses, writers, readers etc that continue to share the story of discovering more of the Sierra. THANKS YOU!
Sierra Rec Magazine Summer Discovery Issue is Live. Check it out online today. Become a Member for Early and in depth additional access.
Have you e er noticed how incredible the views are from foothill road in the Carson Valley? No wonder the Pony Express and Emigrant trail called Genoa a stop. Now foothill acts as a starting point to so many Carson Valley Epic adventures. Check out the story this week in our Summer Discovery issue. Link in the Bio. #carsonvalleyviews #epicadventure #whycv

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