Located in the heart of the Northern section of the Sierra Nevada, Sierra County provides year-round outdoor recreation and scenery that sparkles with each new season.


You will feel like you are getting away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the quiet beauty of the mountains, lakes and the rushing rivers in Sierra County.

Known for:

Rugged beauty with our high mountain lakes, intriguing Gold Rush history, the world famous Pacific Crest Trail and an international mountain biking destination.

Don’t miss:

An opportunity to go on a wildflower walk, taking a hike to the Sierra Buttes lookout, strolling through the many towns filled with history, shopping and dining, and bird watching in the Sierra Valley.

Area Summary:

Sierra County is rich with beauty, natural resources and friendly people.  Get hooked and enjoy the many fishing spots in Sierra County.  Enjoy the outdoors in the many campgrounds we have to offer.  Over 50 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, over 2,633 miles that run from the California/Mexico to the Washington/Canadian border, pass through Sierra County.  The Sierra Valley, the largest alpine valley in North America, is a birdwatcher’s paradise.  For those who enjoy winter sports, there are miles of groomed trails that offer fantastic cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing.  The Downieville Classic is an annual event which draws biking enthusiasts from all around the world.  The race features a 29-mile cross-country race and a 15-mile downhill race.

It is all here in the playground of the Sierra and we look forward to sharing it all with you!