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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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
chickadee ridge

Sierra Hike: Chickadee Ridge

Across the road from Mt. Rose, a wooden path leads hikers to a ridge that gets its nickname from the birds that inhabit it....
monkey rock

Sierra Hike: Monkey Rock

If you hike with the destination in mind, this Incline Village trail will please. Legend says a lonely man going through a divorce discovered...

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...
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,...
Mokelumne Hill

Small Towns: Mokelumne Hill

Take a quick swerve off Highway 49 down into Mokelumne Hill and you’ll see a charming library with outdoor bookshelves, the Hotel Léger building,...