Where to Hike Near Murphys, California

Nestled just beyond Yosemite National Park within the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the quaint small town of Murphys, California. Just East, the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest, encompassing nearly 900,000 acres of raw beauty offers 46 nature trails within the four counties of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park, within this extraordinary forest, embraces seven trails offering some of California’s most pleasurable scenic hiking affording laid-back day hikes to backpacking overnight camping excursions. The neighboring region of Acampo, South Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park, California, offer 25 magnificently beautiful trails capturing nature’s glorious backdrop, affording opportunities to hike along waterfalls and lakes with panoramic mountain vistas.

Relaxing Mountaineering Excursions

Calaveras Big Trees State Park comprises seven trails beginning with, the 1.7-mile North Grove Trail to an 8 Mile River Canyon Trail. The Dragoon Gulch Trail in Sonora is a combination of multiple trails that make up a 2.5-mile loop. To enjoy a peaceful, relaxing meandering pace, choose the South or North Creekside trails. After hiking the Bradley and Lava Buff Trails, sit back and rest awhile along one of the beach areas.

High Sierra Snowshoeing Exploration

Snow covered trails of the Northern Grove area of Calaveras, provide a fantastic opportunity to go snowshoeing and commune with nature. Heighten your appreciation of the majestic High Sierra visual beauty, one of the few locations in the world that afford the opportunity to witness the largest living things on the planet, groves of magnificent sequoia trees.

Caves and Cavern Expeditions

Calaveras County is home to impressive caves and caverns that offer incredible chances to explore Mercer Caverns, Moaning Cavern, and California Cavern. It deliverers an expedition prospect through our planet’s natural wonders.

The Stanislaus National Forest and the Mokelumne and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness both offer a dramatic and pristine setting, creating outstanding opportunities to traverse nature. The majestic mountains, hollows, and river valleys allow you to enjoy the depth and richness of its ecosystems and landscape.

Visit Murphys, California and be inspired by a beautiful walk in the woods into a memorable encounter to behold a world of exquisite hidden gems. If you’re looking for a place to stay during your hiking adventure, Courtwood Inn is a Murphys bed and breakfast conveniently located near Yosemite.

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.