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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, California, USA

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About Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is an 82.7-mile route through the Sierra National Forest in the U.S. state of California. Many examples of the Sierra’s most distinctive granite domes, meadows and glacial valleys can be seen along the way. It starts in the San Joaquin Valley and follows Highway 168 from the city of Clovis up the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to Kaiser Pass Meadow at approximately 9,000 feet.

Attractions Near Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Norris Trailhead
Norris Trailhead9.14km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

The Norris Lake trail is 3.0 miles long. It begins at Norris Trailhead and ends at Jackass Lake 24e05. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, for over night stays in the wilderness a wilderness permit is required.This trail is a little bit longer than the Jackass Trail but is more of a moderate hike. Stay left oon the trail for about two miles to reach Norris Lake.

Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest12.75km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Sierra National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada in Central California and bounded on the northwest by Yosemite National Park and the south by Kings Canyon National Park. The forest is known for its mountain scenery and beautiful lakes. Forest headquarters are located in Clovis, California. There are local ranger district offices in North Fork and Prather.

Madera Peak
Madera Peak12.87km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Madera Peak is located just south of the copper mining town of Miami, Arizona, and is the northernmost summit in the Pinal Mountains. It is a prominent peak when viewed from the west side. From the summit of Madera Peak one gains great views of a vast complex of high ranges including Ritter Range, the Sierra crest, Silver Divide, Yosemite boundary divide, and Clark Range.

Lillian Lake
Lillian Lake14.61km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

A beautiful lake which is situated in the middle of forest and mountains and is famous for fishing and also for swimming. you can have a good trek for reaching here and also there are so many other leisure opportunities too.

Shuteye Peak
Shuteye Peak17.28km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

A majestic mountain located in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County, California. It is known for its panoramic views of the San Joaquin Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Bass Lake, and North Fork areas and is home to one of the last active fire lookouts in California. The peak is accessible by a main trailhead which begins north of Central Camp used by the United States Forest Service to supply the Shuteye Peak Fire Lookout by off-road vehicle.

Iron Lakes
Iron Lakes19.68km from Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Iron Lakes is a lake in Madera County and has an elevation of 8238 feet. It is one of the iconic location where you cans pend some beautiful time by fishing and so many other leisure activities.

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Madera County
Madera County
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Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.