The vastness of California's Northern Sierra wild areas provides a network of remarkable trails for backcountry backpackers and day hikers alike. Just north of Yosemite National Park, you'll find trails that lead to tumbling waterfall, emerald lakes, and stunning panoramic views. Best Easy Day Hikes: Northern Sierra ranks the author's favorite hikes from easiest to hardest, helping you choose the perfect rail. It includes short descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and invaluable information for planning your trip. All of the hikes are fairly short and physically undemanding. Most hikers agree that the hikes described here are among the best short day hikes nother of Yosemite.