Sierra National Forest encompasses a total area of about 1.3 million acres of land in east-central California and on the western slope of central Sierra Nevada Mountains. More specifically, the forest headquarters are situated at Clovis, California while local ranger district offices are located at Prather and North Fork. The national forest can be easily accessed using three main roads; CA 41, CA 168, and CA 180.
The Sierra National Forest has several distinct features that make it stand out as a unique place to visit. Some of these features are as follows. First, the forest is divided into five designated wilderness areas including Dinkey Lake, Monarch, Ansel Adams, Kaiser, and John Muir. Within the forest is the famous Globe Rock, a huge granite sphere that precariously balances and looks like it may fall at any time.
Additionally, you will also find the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, which is a wonderful way to see additional attractions in the forest. Besides these attractions and several other attractions not mentioned here, you will also find many more recreational activities that make this forest quite popular.
For example, you can enjoy a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, camping, swimming, sledding, water-skiing, canoeing, dog sledding, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, sailing, boating, snow playing, hunting, OHV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, windsurfing, and fishing.
Furthermore, those that love to enjoy the outdoors with their dogs will find that the Sierra National Forest is a great place to explore. That said, some strict stipulations must be followed. For example, dogs must be on a six-foot leash or secured in an enclosure so that the dog owner can maintain immediate control of their dog at all times. Additionally, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dogs and dispose of the waste in the right manner.