Scenic Driving

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Scenic Byways

The Sierra National Forest has two Scenic Byways on the Forest, the Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway and the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway

The Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway 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. The 70-mile long byway takes about 4 hours to drive and provides a memorable journey offering access to several resort towns, recreation areas, popular lakes, and impressive views.

  • For a downloadable PDF containing more information on the Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway, Click Here


Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway starts near the community of North Fork and meanders for 100 miles through the Forest highlighting some of the most beautiful scenery and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The Scenic Byway takes about 5 hours to drive and ends near the community of Oakhurst.    

  • For a downloadable PDF containing more information on the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway,  Click Here
  • For a route map of the Sierra Vista Byway, Click Here

Learn more about these Scenic Byways and Scenic Byways throughout the Nation by visiting the American’s Byways: National Scenic Byways Online website at


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Recreation Activities