Sierra Highways and Passes

  • Highway 80
    • Sacramento to Truckee/Reno
    • Tahoe National Forest
  • Highway 50
    • Echo Summit 7379ft
    • Sacramento to Lake Tahoe
    • Eldorado National Forest
  • Highway 108
    • Sonora Pass 9609ft
    • Modesto/Pinecrest Lake
    • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Highway 49
  • Highway 36
    • Red Bluff to Chester/Lake Almanor
  • Highway 70
    • Oroville to Portola
  • Highway 120
    • Tioga Pass 9944ft
    • Modesto to Yosemite to Mono Lake
    • Yosemite National Park
  • Highway 4
    • Ebbetts Pass 8756ft
    • Stockton to Markleeville
    • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Highway 88
    • Yuba Pass 6800ft
    • Stockton to Markleeville
    • Caples Lake
    • Stanislaus National Forest
  • Highway 89
  • Highway 178
    • Bakersfield to Ridgecrest
    • Sequoia National Forest

Salmon River



Camping – Main Stem Salmon River

Camping – North Fork Salmon River

Camping – South Fork Salmon River

Lost Coast Headlands

Lost Coast Headlands consists of two moderate trails to secluded, rugged beaches, at the end of the road to Centerville Beach in Ferndale. The first is Fleener Creek Trail, 0.5 miles downhill to the beach. Guthrie Creek Trail is 1.0 miles downhill to the beach. Both can be difficult and possibly unsafe in muddy conditions, especially Guthrie Creek Trail that has a steep muddy patch right before the beach that some people were turning back from. Fleener Creek Trail has a large driftwood pile that must be carefully crossed, or short wood stairs leading to a creek crossing, after a steep muddy descent to the beach that a sign at the trailhead warns about. If you have bad knees or ankles, you might not want to try these trails in winter, and walking poles are recommended.
















Scenic Drives

  1. Avenue of the Giants – Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  2. Bigfoot Scenic Byway (Highway 96) – Six Rivers National Forest
  3. California Backcountry Discovery Trail – Humboldt, Mendocino and Lake Counties
  4. Howland Hill – Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  5. Lost Coast – King Range Conservation Area
  6. Modoc Volcanic Scenic Byway – Modoc National Forest
  7. Newton B. Drury (Redwood Scenic) Parkway – Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  8. State of Jefferson Scenic Byway – Klamath National Forest
  9. Smith River Scenic Byway (Highway 199)- Smith River National Recreation Area
  10. Trinity Heritage Scenic Byway (Highway 3) – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  11. Trinity Scenic Byway (Highway 299) – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  12. Yurok Scenic Byway (Bald Hills Road) – Redwood National Park

Lost Coast

The Lost Coast is a rugged coastal wilderness that feels like an escape to another world. As the longest undeveloped coastal region in the contiguous US, you can hike along the ocean for days.