Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The summit of Mt Whitney is on every adventurer’s bucket list of epic hikes in California — and the world.  Sitting proudly at 14,505 ft, Mt Whitney is the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. There is a decent amount of planning involved when committing to this 22-mile hike, which has a total elevation … Read more Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area and looking for an adventurous hike near San Diego, you’re in luck — we’ve gathered 10 great hikes here! San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” for a reason — the hiking trails! While it’s actually known for its beautiful beaches and predictably perfect weather, San Diego’s … Read more 10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

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

Channel Islands Hiking Guide: 6 Pristine Hikes in Channel Islands National Park

The five islands that make up Channel Islands National Park each boast their own set of unique features but there is one thing they have in common… raw beauty! Located off the mainland of California, the islands don’t get nearly as many visitors as California’s other eight national parks, so the untouched nature you will … Read more Channel Islands Hiking Guide: 6 Pristine Hikes in Channel Islands National Park

17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

Hiking in California offers a little bit of everything, promising something for for everyone. The landscape is wild and rugged and changes in the blink of an eye: you’ll find both the lowest point in North America and the highest point in the Lower 48 less than a hundred miles apart. In the North, bewitching … Read more 17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

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

California’s Rae Lakes Loop: The Complete Backpacking Guide

The Rae Lakes Loop Trail is one of the most coveted multi-day backpacking trips in the Sierras. With scenery unmatched by any other trail in Kings Canyon, the allure of this footpath draws more and more visitors each year. Some careful planning and a spirit for adventure are all you need to execute this trip. … Read more California’s Rae Lakes Loop: The Complete Backpacking Guide

The 8 Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

The Colorado and Mojave Desert come together to bring you the sandy terrain, diverse desert plants, and rock formations that make up Joshua Tree National Park. The park is named after the funky Joshua trees that grow here but there is so much more to see and do! Check out these one-of-a-kind hikes in Joshua … Read more The 8 Best Hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

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!

10 Beautiful Anza Borrego Hikes Not to Miss

Brilliantly colored cacti flowers and wildflowers in the Anza Borrego desert landscape on a sunny spring day

Anza Borrego is a gorgeous desert with rich wildlife, history, and no shortage of sights to see. Anza Borrego hiking trails like Cactus Loop and Elephant Tree have guided nature hikes with markers along the paths, whereas the unique environment and geology of the area make hikes like the Wind Caves wonderful for exploring. Some … Read more 10 Beautiful Anza Borrego Hikes Not to Miss