Top Spots

Granite Ridge Loop

Shaver Lake, California

2.64 mi / 276 ft gain

Shaver Lake Trail

Shaver Lake, California

2.46 mi / 463 ft gain

Camp at Swanson Campground

Shaver Lake, California

5.0
/ 5709 ft gain

Shaver Lake Lakeview Trail

Shaver Lake, California

5.17 mi / 850 ft gain

Shaver Lake to Dinkey Creek Road

Shaver Lake, California

21.12 mi / 2671 ft gain

Balsam Forebay

Shaver Lake, California

1.05 mi / 62 ft gain

Hike to Balsam Forebay

Shaver Lake, California

3.5
1 mi / 100 ft gain

Camp at Bretz Mill Campground

Shaver Lake, California

4.0
/ 3286 ft gain

Big Creek Railroad Grade Trail

Big Creek, California

2.59 mi / 246 ft gain

Places to stay

Shaver Lake, California

Dinkey Creek

Bass Lake, California

Rock Creek (Sierra Natl Fores)

Lakeshore, California

Lower Billy Creek

Lakeshore, California

Catavee

Lakeshore, California

Kinnikinnick

Lakeshore, California

Deer Creek

Guides and stories

On the John Muir Trail Northbound with MT Sobek

Sonja Saxe

Drinkin’ from the Devil's Punchbowl

Masa Kato

8 of My Favorite Campsites in California

Will Cebron

5 Must-Do Hikes in the California Redwoods

The Outbound Collective

8 Incredible Snowshoeing Adventures in the Sierra

The Outbound Collective

8 Perfect Spots For Beach Camping In Southern California

Jamie Fleck

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