Top 23 wonders of the Sierra Nevada

Many of the mountains’ best sights—unlikely as it seems—are waiting for you to discover them

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Hetch Hetchy
Photo by puliarf (on Flickr Creative Commons)

Hetch Hetchy

Yosemite’s other great valley, flooded to create Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the early 1900s. But surrounding mountains remain gorgeous and uncrowded. A 5-mile round-trip hike leads to Wapama Falls. $20/vehicle; nps.gov/yose

More: Yosemite National Park guide

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