Sierra North

Sierra North


10th Edition

Backcountry Trips in California’s Sierra Nevada

This guidebook features 86 hiking and backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada, with trip details, maps, day-by-day trail descriptions, and more.

2021 Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic Outdoor Category.

Find the Best Hikes and Backpacking Trips in California’s Sierra Nevada

The rush of trekking through nature, the thrill of experiencing new places, the reward of discovering beautiful sights, all of this awaits in the Sierra Nevada. For more than 40 years, this definitive guidebook has led readers along the top trails between the mountain range’s northern boundary and the southern edge of Yosemite National Park. Now, with this revised and updated edition, let hiking experts Elizabeth Wenk and Mike White show you the way.

Sierra North features 86 meticulously selected trips, from new routes to old favorites. Traverse Hoover Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, and more. The trips are organized around major highways and roads, so it’s easy to choose your next adventure. Just pick an area, drive there, and go hiking.

Inside you’ll find

  • 86 trips that range from quick overnighters to 11-day excursions
  • Complete trip details, including day-by-day trail descriptions, GPS waypoints, and elevation data
  • 36 trailhead maps that show the routes for every trip
  • Beginner tips and trusted advice on camping, fishing, and bear safety
  • Information on side trips, geology, natural history, and more

Planning your trip into the northern Sierra backcountry is easier than ever before. For additional hiking and backpacking opportunities, see the companion guide Sierra South.

Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Elizabeth Wenk


Mike White



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Sierra Nevada Guides

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Wilderness Press


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