High Sierra

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1,398 mi 2,250 km

Hikes

2,276 mi 3,663 km

Trails
Gems
28 Gems

Easy Trails
176 Trails
Intermediate Trails
283 Trails
Hard Trails
74 Trails

20 Local Events Next Up: Rock Climbing Basics - Dec 5

Rock Climbing Basics
Dec 5 - Bitwise Industries

Join REI for an introductory class in rock climbing. Participants will leave with an understanding of the different types of climbing, what gear is necessary and the basics on how to get started. Note: this is an informational class - not an "on-the-wall" climbing session. More Details


Section Hikes On the PCT - The Aware Athlete Way
Dec 6 - Fresno REI

Local Fitness Expert, Scott Forrester will teach you how to fastpack as well as how to move with more ease and power for a lifetime with a presentation of his experience on the Pacific Crest Trail. More Details


Avalanche Safety With Expert Dick Penniman
Dec 7 - Reno REI

All backcountry snow enthusiasts are invited to attend this popular avalanche safety lecture and hands-on demonstration given by internationally recognized avalanche expert Dick Penniman. More Details


Introduction to Snowshoeing Class - Level 1
Dec 10 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success. More Details


Sierra Cross Country Skiing - Level 1: Classic Technique
Dec 10 - Tahoe Donner: Alder Creek Adventure Center

Join the REI Outdoor School on the snow for a Cross Country Classic Skiing lesson, a lifelong sport for fun and fitness! Class begins with a comprehensive skills building session followed by a tour on the snow covered trails. Rental boots, skis, poles, and trail pass are included! More Details


Trail Work with High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Dec 10 - Fresno REI

Come out and join the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew in public land stewardship. We are continuing to build the San Joaquin Trail above Redinger Lake. Come out and get into the mountains. More Details


Trail Work with High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew
Dec 11 - Fresno REI

Come out and join the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew in public land stewardship. We are continuing to build the San Joaquin Trail above Redinger Lake. Come out and get into the mountains. More Details


Hands-On Alpine Ski and Snowboard Waxing Basics Class
Dec 11 - Fresno REI

This hands-on maintenance class focuses on how to wax your skis and boards to prepare for the winter season. Use our waxing benches, irons, wax & brushes as our shop technicians walk you through the best practices in waxing your alpine skis and snowboards. Leave this class ready to hit the slopes! More Details


Cross-country Skiing in Yosemite
Dec 13 - Fresno REI

Join the Yosemite Winter Club for an exciting look at what winter fun in Yosemite looks like! More Details


Prepare for the Unexpected: Urban Emergency Preparedness
Dec 14 - Reno REI

What happens when flood, fire, pandemic, tornadoes, terrorist attacks, or other disasters affect your community? Where will you go? What will you do? Learn valuable planning and survival techniques that may one day help save your life or the lives of those you love. More Details


Avalanche Level 1 (AIARE) - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain - SoCal
Dec 17 - Mammoth Lakes Community Center

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 class is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management for anyone recreating in the winter backcountry including skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders. More Details


Introduction to Snowshoeing for Seniors - Level 1
Dec 18 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success. For those 55+. More Details


Find Your Park: Sequoia National Park
Dec 20 - Fresno REI

New to town? Looking to explore the great outdoors more in your own backyard? Join REI as we help you discover Sequoia National Park and unveil the best spots to recreate in, providing first-hand knowledge to help you enjoy one of California and the world's most unique places. More Details


Garage Sale
Dec 31 - Fresno REI

Score epic deals at our Garage Sale. This members-only event will feature fun, games and breakfast! You'll find slightly used or returned gear and clothing for way less than what you'd pay for it new. More Details


Avalanche Level 1 (AIARE) - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain - SoCal
Dec 31 - Mammoth Lakes Community Center

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 class is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management for anyone recreating in the winter backcountry including skiers, snowshoers, snowboarders. More Details


Family Snowshoeing Class
Dec 31 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! Learn appropriate technique, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success and focused on getting out with your kids. More Details


Sierra Snowshoeing - Level 1: Winter Picnic
Dec 31 - Donner Summit SNO-PARK

Join us for a wintry snowshoe adventure and picnic in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. Snowshoe to a cozy camp where you will enjoy a delicious meal and enjoy the winter wonderland that is the Sierra! More Details


New Years In The Sierra: Snowshoe Spectacular
Dec 31 - Glacier at Tahoe Donner

Join REI for a unique New Years experience. On this special night hike we will don our headlamps and snowshoes and make our way up to a spectacular vista with views of the Sierra where we will settle in to enjoy a delicious meal and hot beverages before the countdown to the New Year begins. More Details


Backpacking Basics
Jan 2 - Bitwise Industries

REI will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear. More Details


Central Valley Hiking Group Meet and Greet
Jan 3 - Fresno REI

Central Valley Hiking Meetup Group members are invited to start 2017 off right and meet one another, get some hikes planned in the New Year! More Details


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9.2 mi 14.9 km
#1 Clouds Rest Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
9.2 mi 14.9 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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5.5 mi 8.8 km
#2 Duck Pass Trail
Mammoth Lakes, CA
5.5 mi 8.8 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
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5.6 mi 9.0 km
#3 Panorama Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
5.6 mi 9.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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Yosemite Valley, CA
28.0 mi 45.1 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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bear, coyotes, maybe a mt lion but no rattlers.
67 days ago
Midpines, CA
7.0 mi 11.2 km Midpines, CA
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1.8 mi 2.9 km
#6 Mt. Hoffman Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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16.4 mi 26.4 km
#7 South Fork Kaweah
Three Rivers, CA
16.4 mi 26.4 km Three Rivers, CA
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Yosemite Valley, CA
16.5 mi 26.5 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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1.2 mi 2.0 km
#9 McCloud Lake Trail
Mammoth Lakes, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
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12.9 mi 20.7 km
#10 Pohono Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
12.9 mi 20.7 km Yosemite Valley, CA
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4.2 mi 6.8 km
#11 Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
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Dry
99 days ago
Mammoth Lakes, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mammoth Lakes, CA
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3.7 mi 5.9 km
#13 Gem Lake Trail
West Bishop, CA
3.7 mi 5.9 km West Bishop, CA
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9.2 mi 14.9 km
#14 Woodchuck Trail
Squaw Valley, CA
9.2 mi 14.9 km Squaw Valley, CA
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Three Rivers, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Three Rivers, CA
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Kingsbury, NV
23.0 mi 37.1 km Kingsbury, NV
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Truckee, CA
7.8 mi 12.5 km Truckee, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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5.1 mi 8.2 km
#19 Cirque Loop
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Big Pine, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km Big Pine, CA
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