Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest

Sierra National Forest

in California, United States
Sierra National Forest Trail Map

The Sierra National Forest offers endless outdoor pursuits to satisfy every type of adventure enthusiast. The protected wilderness is unparalleled in its beauty, a landscape characterized by rolling foothills, densely forested middle elevation slopes, dramatic Sierra Nevada summits, and countless alpine lakes. Abundant with a variety of mountain flora and fauna and endless outdoor activities, a trip to the Sierra National Forest is a trip chock full of excitement and adventure.

Outdoor excursions in the Sierra National Park are plentiful year-round. The summer months see hiking, backpacking, biking, camping, off-roading recreation opportunities. Bounding dozens of beautiful alpine lakes, the Sierra National Forest also offers an abundance of boating activities, including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, white water rafting, and fishing! The winter months are equally scenic and exciting, providing numerous snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, snowmobiling routes, and alpine ski resorts.

Located on the western slope of the Central Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park flanks the Sierra National Forest in the northwest, while Kings Canyon National Park lines the southern border. Known for its mountain scenery and picturesque lakes, the National Forest covers over 1.3 million acres (5,300 km2) of land—encompassing five wilderness areas: Ansel Adams, John Muir, Dinkey Lakes, Kaiser, and Monarch. The expansive wilderness in the Sierra National Forest is an outdoor lover’s haven!

No matter the season, there are many adventures in the Sierra National Forest. Whether you are thru-hiking the John Muir Trail or windsurfing in Huntington Lake, wild adventures await!

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