America's Scenic Byways

Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway (Route 168)

70 miles - About 4 hours

From resort towns to recreation areas, historic tours to impressive views, the Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway is a drive that includes recreation for every personality. This 70-mile byway is as fun-filled as it is beautiful, offering views of mountain and valley as you drive the route.

The Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway begins in the town of Clovis, a suburb of Fresno. All the excitement of a city vacation is offered in Clovis, where you can go antiquing, shopping, and take historic walking tours. Continue your journey on Highway 168 to the border of the Sierra National Forest. Explore Shaver Lake, and enjoy the great outdoors. This area will provide lodging, horseback riding, skiing, camping, fishing, and mountain biking to name a few.

Farther east on the byway, find Huntington Lake, where boating, fishing, camping, skiing, and snowboarding make up the area's four-season recreation. This area nestled in the Sierras is comprised of beautiful alpine views and abundant wildlife.

The route ends in the Kaiser Wilderness in Sierra Canyon. From here, end your journey by checking out the region's famed hiking trails. From each trail, adventure is just around the corner. Do a little research beforehand, and be armed with fishing gear or picnic supplies and make the most of your day's climb.