Yosemite National Park, United States
One of the first parks in the National Park Service, California's Yosemite is a World Heritage site. Its most famous scenery includes mountain peaks like Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, giant sequoias, and sub-alpine lakes. Adventure travel expert Matt Villano recommends Hetch Hetchy, an uncrowded area in the park’s northwest corner, for unparalleled hiking.
Hiking Big Bear Lake in the Trinity Alps - Northern California Hiking Trails
Full trail description and map: hiking/backpacking to Big Bear Lake and Little Bear Lake in the Trinity Alps, one of the best far northern California excursions. Trailhead access is easy, and you quickly get into beautiful sub-alpine granite wilderness.
How You Too Can Help Restore Trails in Our National Forests - REI Co-op Journal
Just north of Truckee, California, the Commemorative Emigrant Trail running along Alder Creek is a recreational gem. That wasn’t the case for its namesake wagon-trail emigrants, in particular the ill-fated Donner Party, trapped there by the Sierra’s heavy snow in the deadly winter of 1846-47. The wheels that roll here today are those of mountain […]