Yosemite Falls // (c) 2006 Aparajith Bharathiyan / Flickr.com
Yosemite Falls // (c) 2006 Aparajith Bharathiyan / Flickr.com
Yosemite Falls // (c) 2006 Aparajith Bharathiyan / Flickr.com

The spectacular peaks of California’s High Sierra region offer up some of the finest tourism attractions in the world. The region, home to famed Yosemite National Park, as well as Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park, has fueled the imagination of countless creative types, including such notables as John Muir, Ansel Adams and Mark Twain.

The area is one of superlatives. Largest, oldest and tallest can all be found here. It is home to the world’s largest living object, the Sequoia tree, as well as the oldest living organism, the Bristlecone Pine. Mount Whitney (14,505 ft.), the tallest mountain within the contiguous United States, is also located here.

In the mid-1800s, adventures came to the area to seek their fortunes in the California Gold levitra online pharmacy canada Rush. While many continued west to the more lucrative grounds in what is now known as California’s Gold Country, plenty of settlers opted to make the High Sierras their home, and the area features a variety of attractions that date back to California’s gold rush.

Today, nature enthusiasts flock to the High Sierras to enjoy the stunning vistas created by California’s most spectacular mountain range. A variety of lakes, rivers and trails criss cross the region, serving up adventure activities for everyone, no matter their fitness or skill level.

Airport(s)

• Sacramento International Airport (California Gold Country)

Attractions

• Yosemite
• Lake Tahoe
• Mammoth Mountain
• King’s Canyon
• Mono Lake
• Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
• Crystal Caves
• Grant Grove
• Cedar Grove Village
• Hangtown’s Gold Bug Mine

Cities

• Ahwahnee
• Bear Valley
• Bishop
• Fish Camp
• Grass Valley
• Groveland
• Kernville
• Kings Beach
• Lake Tahoe
• Mammoth Lakes
• Mariposa
• Mi Wuk Village
• Nevada City
• Sequoia National Park
• South Lake Tahoe
• Squaw Valley
• Tahoe City
• Truckee
• Tuolumne
• Twain Harte
• Yosemite Village