What to Expect When Exploring the Lost Sierra

Looking to get lost somewhere amazing? If you want to escape the lights of the city and the impersonal connection on screens, then you’re in for a treat. The Lost Sierra (Sierra Nevadas) is in California’s Plumas County, and is a paradise of peaks and lakes that is sure to take the breath away from anyone who sets eyes on it.

For the outdoor adventurer, it has hundreds of miles of trails that offer a great way to get around and explore the various features. No matter how you prefer to get around, whether it’s on land or by water, the Lost Sierra has something for everyone.

Read on to learn more about what you can expect from this scenic wonderland.

Lots of Lakes to Explore

The Lost Sierra is within the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, which boasts more than 50 lakes that have been carved by glaciers.

In order to get to this region, it’s a relatively short 15-mile drive along the Gold Lake Highway. Once you get there, you can decide to rent a boat for a closer look at the water (or you can swim or waterski), and even try ice fishing on Gold Lake if it’s cold enough.

You can also follow Frazier Falls Trail if you’re looking to take in the view of a waterfall. The approximately 1-mile trail to get there is suitable for all fitness levels. Upper Sardine Lake is another trail destination you might want to consider if you have kids in tow.

Trails and More Trails

The Lost Sierra has a vast network of trails, including one at Mt. Elwell that is rated one of the best routes in the world for mountain biking.

The Lost Sierra is also a great option for those looking for a motorized adventure. Book an ATV trail tour and feel the thrill of the throttle at the same time!

Experience the Peaks

The main feature of the Lost Sierra is the Sierra Buttes, which boasts a peak that rises more than 8,500 feet in elevation—the highest in the region.

While you can make a day of hiking along a trail, you’ll also find a decommissioned fire lookout tower built in 1915 along the way to add to the magic. You can even climb the 150-feet or so up the tower to get an even better 360-degree view of your surroundings.

The walk to the tower is about five miles there and back (not including the 178-steps to the lookout), so bring lots of water and the right adventure gear!

Find Yourself in the Lost Sierra

Whether you’re looking for a hike or ride along a scenic trail or a swim in a beautiful lake, the Lost Sierra has plenty to offer adventurers.

You can also decide to ascend to new heights to take in a beautiful panoramic view of your surroundings!

To find out more about planning a visit to the area, contact us today to inquire about tour availability.