Sierra City is a mountain town in Sierra County, California. Population is approx 225.

Sierra City was established as a mining town in 1850. By 1852, miners were retrieving gold from several tunnels in the nearby Sierra Buttes. At this time, Sierra City had two large buildings, a bakery shop, and several gambling houses and saloons. The buildings were crushed under an avalanche of snow in the winter of 1853, forcing the inhabitants to rebuild at the present lower elevation. The Sierra Buttes Mine was active for 80 years and was the second largest gold producer in Sierra County. A continuous body of medium grade ore was processed efficiently, assuring steady employment. As many as 290 men worked at this mine in 1873.

Minutes away from the Sierra Buttes, Sierra City is a great base for some amazing year-around mountain recreation. Hiking, boating, rafting, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, snowmobiling, bird watching and lots of wildlife! Around the corner is the Lakes Basin Recreation Area with dozens of pristine mountain lakes.