Best Day Hikes In The Sierra Nevada, California

Best Day Hikes In The Sierra Nevada, California

The mountains are calling and I must go.‘  – John Muir

We love hiking! When we feel that solitude and beauty of high mountain peaks and crystal clear lakes or listen to the music of the waves then everything seems to be right in this world.

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

That’s why California was our perfect place. When we think of it, our first thought is the ocean and our second is the Sierra Nevada. Everything else comes only after… 🙂

The Sierra Nevada mountain range is home to three amazing national parks and several wilderness areas. It’s also home to Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and Mount Whitney (14505 ft / 4421 m), the highest peak in the contiguous United States.

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Magnificent skyline, hundreds of crystal clear alpine lakes and creeks, breathtaking waterfalls, giant trees and spectacular granite peaks make it a place which will steal your heart at first sight.

We started this series to show you some of the most wonderful day hikes in the Sierra Nevada. In each new post we will share our experience about one of these hikes – our next post featuring Yosemite’s Waterfall Loop is coming soon!

For now, here’s a summary about them (in no particular order):

Do you have any favorite day hike in the Sierra Nevada?


Best day hikes in the Sierra Nevada

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7 Responses

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  3. Olivia says:

    A beautiful place. The snow looks like sparkling crystals in the sun. We went here on a coach trip but only spent an hour here. Really needed a bit longer as we would have like to have had time to go higher up the mountain on one of the cable cars. However this was only a taster and as it’s only around an our from where we live, will be going back at some point to explore. I believe it is also a nice place to go in the summer months, so may even do that.

  4. […] Specific hikes? Oh, there are tons! We’ve actually written a series to tell you more about our favorite day hikes in the Sierra Nevada. Check them out here! […]

  5. […] and it’s over by April – at least at lower elevations (we definitely don’t think of the Sierra Nevada which is mostly covered by snow even in April). Also, early spring is your last chance to see the […]

  6. […] really hot and dry at lower elevations and the green hills get yellowish-brownish, California’s Sierra Nevada starts to wake up from its winter dream. Also, by this time the cooler and rainier Northern […]

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