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twelve wine experiences

12 Wine Experiences

For many, a day spent wine tasting is an escape. Many wineries are set in the midst of gorgeous natural surroundings, and while sipping wine, we often feel transported to some far-off place. For...
jones creek trail loop

Sierra Hike: Jones Creek Loop Trail

Galena Forest is a heavily wooded area in Reno, and Galena Creek Regional Park (which also offers camping and a visitors center that hosts events and offers educational programming) includes the Jones Creek Loop...

Small Towns: Columbia

In this working Gold Rush-era town, prices are modern day, but the rest takes you back to the 1850s. Columbia has the largest collection of Gold Rush-era structures in the state—livery stable, saloon, schoolhouse,...
eagle lake trail views

Sierra Hike: Eagle Lake Trail

There are several big draws to this moderate hiking trail located near Tahoma on Tahoe’s North Shore. For one thing, a staircase of Instagram-worthy stone steps offers a steep ascent to flowing waterfalls before...
main street jamestown

Small Towns: Jamestown

The first place gold turned up in Tuolumne County, Jamestown has buildings on its Main Street dating back to the 1870s. Take the Walk of Fame from downtown to Railtown 1897 (a state park...
hunter creek falls

Sierra Hike: Hunter Creek Falls

It’s hard to imagine a 30-foot waterfall smack in the middle of Reno, but hidden in the northern part of the city, Hunter Creek offers just that. The heavily trafficked trail gets a lot...

Small Towns: Twain Harte

A tiny community off Highway 108, Twain Harte offers an interesting mix of activities, including golf and mini golf, all in the central town area, along with a membership-only lake—some local inns can extend...
donner railroad tunnels

Sierra Hike: Donner Railroad Tunnels

Ready to mix urban art with your outdoor excursion? The tunnels at Donner Creek are famous for housing colorful graffiti. To get there, take the road upward from Donner Lake toward the observation point....

Small Towns: Sonora

In Sonora, the seat of Tuolumne County, churches and circa-1850s architecture abound, including the gorgeous Red Church, as the St. James Episcopal Church is called by locals. At the Tuolumne County Courthouse, still in...
mt. rose summit hike

Sierra Hike: Mt. Rose Summit

If “summit a mountain” is on your bucket list, Mt. Rose offers a moderately challenging option for those who want to peak it. Overall, you’ll rise 2,300 feet as you trek to the top...