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Gems in High Sierra - 53

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gem Favorite The views are breathtaking.

Glacier Point

(103) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Vernal Fall mistin' the rainbow

Vernal Falls

(120) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Coming down the cables from the Half Dome summit.

Half Dome

(78) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Yosemite Valley

Tunnel View

(96) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite The Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

(92) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Such an incredible spot in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is appropriately named with 360 views of the park including Half Dome.

Clouds Rest

(51) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite A giant in the Mariposa Grove.

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees

(37) Oakhurst, CA
gem Favorite Sentinel Dome Summit

Sentinel Dome

(32) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite General Sherman Tree

General Sherman

(39) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Views of the Sierra Nevada Range abound from the top of Moro Rock.

Moro Rock

(32) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite On top of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park.

El Capitan

(21) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Artist Point Winter Sunset

Artist Point

(19) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite View of Clouds Rest, Quarter Dome, Half Dome, and Mount Starr King from North Dome.

North Dome

(11) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite On our way to the Gen. Grant Tree

General Grant Tree

(17) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite Cathedral Lake w/ Cathedral Peak.

Lower Cathedral Lake

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Tuolumne Meadows and the Cathedral range in early November.

Lembert Dome

(14) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Cherry blossoms at Manzanar.

Manzanar National Historic Site

(5) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Slack-liner Shows Off 3'000ft Above The Ground At Taft Point.

Taft Point

(9) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Top of Glen Pass, looking north/east towards the Rae Lakes.

Glen Pass

(7) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Lower Ottoway Lake as seen from the Red Peak Pass trail.

Lower Ottaway Lake

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Sundown at Penner Lake, Tahoe National Forest.

Penner Lake

(8) Downiev…, CA
gem Favorite Crystal Cave - stalactites

Crystal Cave

(3) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Sierra Sunset from Panoramic Point - Kings Canyon NP.

Panorama Point

(6) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite Hart Tree - One of the 20 largest sequoias.

Hart Tree

(6) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite The Trees!

The Congress Group

(11) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Lake Tahoe from the summit of Freel Peak.

Freel Peak Summit

(1) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Hart Meadow

Hart Meadow

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Western bank cliffs of the Kern Canyon are over 1,000 feet high here, near the Kern Hot Springs. Seen looking south at the canyon bottom on a beautiful early May morning.  The Kern River is to the right at the bottom of the cliffs but not visible here.

Kern Hot Spring

(1) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite The pretty Kern River seen from the east end of the Lower Kern Bridge.

Kern Canyon

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Boole Tree

Boole Tree

(1) Squaw V…, CA
gem Favorite More views along the Tuolumne River.

Tuolumne River

(10) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Half Dome at Sunset.

Snow Creek Viewpoint

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Valley View of Yosemite Valley - El Capitan and Three Brothers.

Source of Life

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Lower Glen Alpine Falls early morning, just off the road before the trailhead. Popular tourist spot.

Lower Glen Alpine Falls

(3) South L…, CA
gem Favorite A couple of bears feeding in the meadow on the way to Tharp's Log. A short and family friendly hike in SNP

Tharp's Log Cabin

(8) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Upper Granite Lake

Granite Lakes

(3) Bridgeport, CA
gem Favorite Lots of great spots to stop while on this trail to take amazing photos of the Crescent Meadow!

Crescent Meadow

(12) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Rubicon Point Lighthouse in front of Lake Tahoe

Rubicon Point Lighthouse

(5) Tahoma, CA
gem Favorite Arch Rock and some of the formations around it. The soft granite in the surrounding area has been scoured by the wind.

Arch Rock

(2) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite Devils Postpile.

Devils Postpile

(9) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite Ropi Lake Sunset

Ropi Lake

(4) South L…, CA
gem Favorite Gigant Forest Museum

Giant Forest Museum

(11) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Tunnel Log, Sequoia National Park.

Tunnel Log

(13) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Half Dome and Glacier Point are just two of the highlights from Yosemite Point.

Lost Arrow

(1) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Sunset Rock at sunset.

Sunset Rock

(5) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Redwood Cabin.

Redwood Cabin

(1) Three R…, CA
gem Favorite Looking up from the bottom of Foresta Falls.

Foresta Falls

(5) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite View of Lukens Lake from the far side of the lake.

Lukens Lake View

(1) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Chagoopa Falls plunges off 1,200 foot cliffs to land in the Kern River below on the Kern Canyon floor.

Chagoopa Falls

(1) Lone Pine, CA
gem Favorite Emerald Bay in the morning light.

Vikingsholm

(4) South L…, CA
gem Favorite View back Panum Crater Trail

Panum Crater

(4) Mammoth…, CA
gem Favorite The view east from Sunrise High Sierra Camp

Sunrise High Sierra Campsite

(4) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite No Photos

Hidden Falls

(6) Yosemit…, CA

Recommended Routes in High Sierra - 140

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Favorite Vernal Fall mistin' the rainbow
Difficult Difficult

Half Dome

14.5 mi 23.4 km 4,457' Up 1358.42 m Up 4,457' Down 1358.36 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Difficult Difficult

Vernal and Nevada Falls Loop

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,999' Up 609.27 m Up 1,998' Down 608.87 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite Yosemite Falls with Half Dome in the background.
Difficult Difficult

Upper Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Point Hike

8.0 mi 12.8 km 3,374' Up 1028.33 m Up 3,374' Down 1028.39 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite Such an incredible spot in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is appropriately named with 360 views of the park including Half Dome.
Difficult Difficult

Clouds Rest Viewpoint Trail

12.4 mi 20.0 km 2,129' Up 649.04 m Up 2,130' Down 649.17 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite The Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls
Easy Easy

Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

1.0 mi 1.6 km 75' Up 22.74 m Up 84' Down 25.55 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite Sentinel Dome Summit
Intermediate Intermediate

Sentinel Dome

2.1 mi 3.4 km 350' Up 106.59 m Up 349' Down 106.51 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite Bridalveil Waterfall, Yosemite
Easy Easy

Bridalveil Falls Trail

0.4 mi 0.7 km 98' Up 29.98 m Up 98' Down 29.86 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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Favorite Lake Tahoe from Mt. Tallac
Difficult Difficult

Mount Tallac

9.9 mi 16.0 km 3,266' Up 995.6 m Up 3,266' Down 995.58 m Down

South L…, CA
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Favorite Half Dome towering above Mirror Lake/Meadow
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Mirror Lake Loop

4.7 mi 7.6 km 290' Up 88.29 m Up 289' Down 88.22 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
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High Sierra Hiking

  • 4,385 Miles 7,057 Kilometers of Trail
  • 140 Recommended Routes
  • 53 Gems Gems
  • 180 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 713 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 314 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in High Sierra - 1,067

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Upper Yosemite Falls
Difficult Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 138 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #2Mist Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 82 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #3Four Mile Trail
Difficult Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 109 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Moro Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Three Rivers, CA 45 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Tokopah Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Three Rivers, CA 47 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #6Panorama Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 31 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Half Dome Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 23 
66.5 mi 107.0 km #8High Sierra Trail
Difficult Difficult
Three Rivers, CA
Difficult Difficult
Three Rivers, CA 22 
5.5 mi 8.8 km #9Duck Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mammoth Lakes, CA 20 
12.9 mi 20.7 km #10Pohono Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 22 

Photos of High Sierra - 3,522

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Vernal Fall mistin' the rainbow
May 7, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Yosemite Valley
Aug 25, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Berkeley REI Employees Volunteering in Yosemite.
Nov 12, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
September sunset over Lake Tenaya in Yosemite National Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
The views are breathtaking.
May 19, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Such an incredible spot in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is appropriately named with 360 views of the park including Half Dome.
May 26, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
The most amazing views await you at the top!
Jan 27, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA
The top of Nevada Falls is the best place on earth.
Mar 31, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA
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