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Norris Trailhead - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

California, USA

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About Norris Trailhead

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.

Attractions Near Norris Trailhead

Sierra National Forest
Sierra National Forest3.64km from Norris Trailhead

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 Peak5.4km from Norris Trailhead

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 Lake5.88km from Norris Trailhead

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.

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway9.14km from Norris Trailhead

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.

Joe Crane Lake
Joe Crane Lake10.93km from Norris Trailhead

Joe Crane Lake is a lake inside of Ansel Adams Wilderness. It is one of the beautiful lakes in the forest and is famous for fishing and also trekiing is possible here.

Upper Merced Pass Lake
Upper Merced Pass Lake15.53km from Norris Trailhead

A beautiful picturesque lake located in the hear of Madera county. It is one of the main fishing and swimming spot in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

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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.