mt. rose waterfall hike

Sierra Hike: Mt. Rose Waterfall

This 5-mile out-and-back moderate hike offers rocky terrain, some shade and a waterfall as the destination. To get here, take Mt. Rose Highway and,...

Small Towns: Copperopolis

Named for the copper discovered here before the Civil War, Copperopolis lies in Calaveras County off O’Byrnes Ferry Road about a dozen miles from...
cave rock

Sierra Hike: Cave Rock

This one is more about the view than the journey. The trail is easy to access with an easily visible trailhead. Just off of...
main street angels camp

Small Towns: Angels Camp

Famous for its association with Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” inspired by a tale he reportedly heard at...
murphys community park

Small Towns: Murphys

Oh, what fun you’ll find in Murphys, with its tree-draped Main Street packed with wine-tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bed-and-breakfasts, even a floral shop...
the pool at the Montage Healdsburg

What’s New in Healdsburg

Montage Healdsburg—The recently opened Montage Healdsburg offers 130 bungalows nestled among 22,000 carefully preserved oak trees and vine-covered hills. Nearly 20 acres of vineyards...
explore healdsburg

Historic Healdsburg

More than 10,000 years ago, according to archaeologists, Healdsburg in Sonoma County was a busy place. Southern Pomo and Wappo Tribes lived here, fishing...
st. george hotel in volcano

Small Towns: Volcano

In this little town (pop. 100 or so) 3 miles from Daffodil Hill (reminder, everybody: Daffodil Hill closed “indefinitely” two years ago), many of...
preston castle in ione

Small Towns: Ione

Main Street in Ione is very small, with City Hall, the community church, a veterans’ memorial, “Iron Ivan”—the Old No. 7 steam locomotive—and lots...