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Hope Valley at Sorensen’s Resort
As the season’s change in the Sierra’s some of the most beautiful scenery bursts into sight from both the road and from the trail. Fall Colors can fade quickly in the Sierra season’s as Winter pushes its way into our lives, so we recommend not holding out on these fall hikes if given a chance. Recent reports suggest that the south East sierra is changing now and some color is reported on HWY 4 Ebbett’s Pass.Sierra REC’s top recommended Fall Hikes in the Sierra Mountains

Central Sierra’s

  • Hope Valley Meadow – Hwy 88
  • Sorensen’s Resort Hope Valley – Hwy 88
  • Camp Richardson Bike Trail – Hwy 89 West side of Tahoe
  • Spooner Lake – Hwy 50 East Tahoe
  • Wolf Creek – Hwy 4
  • Squaw Valley Trail System – HWY 89 North Lake Tahoe

Southern Sierra’s _ (East Side of Sierra)

  • June Lake Loop – HWY 158
  • Convict Lake – Off 395 South of Mammoth lake 6 miles
  • Lee Vining Canyon – Off 395 to HWY 120 West (to Yosemite)
  • Lundy Canyon – Hwy 395 to HWY 167
  • Mammoth Lakes Basin – 395 to 203
  • McGee Creek Canyon- Off Hwy 395 10 miles south of Mammoth Lakes

Southern Sierra (West side of Sierra) the East side is far more spectacular for fall colors but here are few to try on the South west side of the sierra.

  • Yosemite Valley
  • Zumwalt Meadow in Sequoia National Park
  • Marble Fall Trail in Sequoia National Park

Northern Sierra’s

  • Quincy/Bucks Lake Area
  • Chester/Lake Almanor Area
  • Graeagle/Lakes Basin Recreation Area
  • Portola/Lake Davis/Beckwourth
  • Lassen Peak Trail (Only open in 2014 on weekend of Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 10-13)
  • Manzanita Lake

To read more detail on these and other hikes options hikes please visit our Trails Page

The Mono county region has their own Fall Colors tour guide here

Sierra Rec by Charlie Pankey