Angel Island State Park sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, enjoying beautiful views of Marin County, the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, and the surrounding bridges and hills of the Bay Area. Whether you’re interested in hiking, history, or simply a relaxing day trip in the Bay Area, Angel Island offers a ton … Read more 12 Incredible Things to Do in Angel Island State Park (+ How to Get There)
Along the historic Highway 395 lies an area with unlimited opportunities for experiences and adventures that will supply stories for a lifetime. Here, you will find the world’s oldest tree, a mountain beach, otherworldly tufa formations emerging from a lake, and numerous other geological wonders. Between these unique and natural attractions lie hundreds of miles … Read more The Complete Guide to 50 Stunning Day Hikes in the Eastern Sierra
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) winds 2650 miles along the mountain ridges of California, Oregon, and Washington. The section through California is the longest, clocking in at 1,691 miles. The sections of the PCT in California are extremely varied, offering miles in the scorching but beautiful Mojave Desert, in the pristine Sierra Nevada mountains, and … Read more The 7 Best PCT Section Hikes in California
Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers may be the only people who agonize over a single ounce while packing for a trip. After all, you’ll have to carry everything you need to live for the next few months — in very few situations are the stakes this high! The decisions of what to bring for hiking the … Read more What to Pack for the Pacific Crest Trail: PCT Gear List to Get Your Pack from Heavy to Ready!
So you’re thinking about a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike… This probably means you know you like hiking, and you want to do it for a long time. Congratulations! You’ve made it this far. The decision to attempt a thru-hike is exciting and is the first step in your planning process. But what now? This preparation … Read more Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: How to Plan Your PCT Thru Hike
Drive a little over four hours north of San Francisco and you’ll arrive in Mount Shasta – an enchanted city at about 3,600 feet above sea level in Siskiyou County. Due to its proximity to the Bay Area, it’s a popular San Francisco road trip destination for hikers in the summer. Known for the massive … Read more 7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!
Stunning rugged bluffs, towering redwoods, and brilliant cerulean sea: Big Sur is one of the most spectacular stretches of the California Coast. It’s the perfect place for a California road trip! While driving the stretch of Highway 1 that passes through Big Sur is a great way to appreciate the region’s beauty, there’s no substitute … Read more How to Hike to Pfeiffer Falls & Valley View in Big Sur, CA
Imagine a place where you can experience the golden glow of the Golden Coast filtering through crisp, stained-glass green leaves and towering trees. A hikers dream, the mystical atmosphere of Muir Woods National Monument is filled with these rare old-growth coastal redwoods. Beyond these beautiful redwood groves, the protected lands of Muir Woods stretch over … Read more The 5 Best Hikes in Muir Woods National Monument
The Lost Coast Trail (LCT) is a backpacking trail in the Sinkyone Wilderness, Humboldt County, California. It has a north and south section covering 60 miles of California’s beautiful coastline. Most hike the northern section: this is the section we will be covering in this guide to hiking the Lost Coast trail. The northern section … Read more Hiking the Lost Coast Trail: Guide to Trekking California’s Wildest Stretch of Coastline
If you love hiking, Northern California has just about every kind of hike you can imagine. Redwood forests? Check. Fern-covered canyons? Got it. Rugged coastline and black sand beaches? Yup and yup. There’s an astounding number of incredible hikes in Northern California for just about every difficulty level and location! We’ve grouped this post by … Read more 30 Epic Northern California Hikes for Your Bucket List