Thought the East Coast had a monopoly on leaf-peeping? Think again with these California fall foliage destinations.
7 Gorgeous Places to See Fall Colors in California
Vibrant fall colors starkly contrast with Yosemite’s massive granite peaks.
The perfect spot for some mid-fall backpacking with unbeatable views.
Sierra National Forest
"There are several excellent drives to take for top California leaf-peeping in the area, but start with one of the most well-known: take the Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway to Shaver Lake, and from there, Dinkey Creek Road to the McKinley Grove of Giant Sequoia." Susannah Edelbaum
Sip a little vino while leaf-peeping the grapevines — or opt for an alcohol-free hike.
Take in the bark of the giant redwoods in the distance and vibrant reds of poison oak in the foreground.
See the full list of our favorite California fall spots here.