The Best Marin & Mt Tam Hikes: 12 Best Day Hikes in Marin County

Marin County lies just beyond the famous Golden Gate Bridge and stretches along California’s beautiful rocky coastline for many miles. The area, which was inhabited by the Coast Miwok for thousands of years, is now occupied by many small towns and an abundance of recreational areas. Marin is perhaps most well-known for its wonderful hiking … Read more The Best Marin & Mt Tam Hikes: 12 Best Day Hikes in Marin County

6 Best Trinity Alps Hikes to Tackle on a Day Hike

view of the canyon creeks lake a popular hike in the trinity alps of california

The Trinity Alps is a stunning mountain range within the Klamath Mountains System in Northern California. While the Trinities are not as well-known as other areas within California, the Trinity Alps Wilderness is actually the second-largest wilderness area in the entire state, after Death Valley National Park. In these Trinity Alps hikes, you’ll find pine … Read more 6 Best Trinity Alps Hikes to Tackle on a Day Hike

7 of the Best Tuolumne Meadows Hikes

While Tuolumne Meadows does, indeed, center around a large meadow, it also has roaring waterfalls, rushing rivers, and huge granite peaks and domes: Yosemite in miniature! Yosemite Valley’s slightly lesser-known cousin, Tuolumne Meadows offers similar scenery to the Valley itself, but with more of an alpine feel and best of all — with fewer crowds! … Read more 7 of the Best Tuolumne Meadows Hikes

12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

Yosemite Valley – just the name alone conjures up images of magnificent views, taller than belief granite walls, and thundering waterfalls. Even a single day in Yosemite Valley will show you that Yosemite lives up to its reputation as a premier national park! Every year, nearly 5 million people visit Yosemite National Park. The park’s … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Twilight over Pinnacle Rock Formations. Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, USA.

Travelers come from miles around to see the rocks in Pinnacles National Park. And these rocks are worth the trip! The reddish-brown rock spires (for which the park is named) were created in a volcano millions of years ago and now stand tall throughout the park, creating a unique swath of land in Central California … Read more 6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route

The High Sierra Trail is a stunning trek through Sequoia National Park into the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll pass high elevation lakes, amble along rushing rivers and lush meadows, and finally end your hike on top of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the Lower 48. The High Sierra Trail, or the HST, was … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route

Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Perfectly clear water in an alpine lake in the Sierras surrounded by grey mountain rock

The Tahoe to Yosemite trail spans a wonderful 186 miles between two of California’s most famous spots, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. While the new Tahoe to Yosemite Trail is a section of the much longer Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the original TYT’s construction was actually suggested a few years before the PCT. In … Read more Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Complete Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail: Permits, Prep, and the Hike Itself!

The John Muir Trail is considered by many to be one of the best backpacking trails in the country. This beautiful trail crosses 211 miles through the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, carving steps into steep granite and winding around pristine alpine lakes and meadows. The trail is also known as the Nüümü Poyo … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail: Permits, Prep, and the Hike Itself!

The 6 Best Hikes in Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park is truly fit for royalty! Kings Canyon itself, for which the park is named, is over a mile and a half deep, making it the deepest canyon in the United States. If you’re looking for Yosemite-like views without the crowds, Kings Canyon National Park is the place for you! The park … Read more The 6 Best Hikes in Kings Canyon National Park

The 8 Best Hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore

Beaches, forests, and… elephant seals? Oh my. Point Reyes National Seashore has it all, and then some! A triangular peninsula that hangs off the California coast, Point Reyes is a natural gem a mere hour away from the bustling metropolis of San Francisco. In Point Reyes, you are certain to see rolling hills, foggy forests, … Read more The 8 Best Hikes in Point Reyes National Seashore