Thought the East Coast had a monopoly on leaf-peeping? Think again with these California fall foliage destinations.
Vibrant fall colors starkly contrast with Yosemite’s massive granite peaks.
The perfect spot for some mid-fall backpacking with unbeatable views.
"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.