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

10 Otherworldly Hikes in Death Valley National Park

The moment you pass through the front gates of Death Valley National Park, you are engulfed by breathtaking and diverse geological features that will make you feel like you’ve entered a new world. Known as the “hottest, driest, lowest” national park there is, it’s no surprise that every hike in Death Valley provides one-of-a-kind views. … Read more 10 Otherworldly Hikes in Death Valley National Park

Best Hikes in Redwood National Park: 4 Epic Redwood Trails in Northern California

Hundreds of miles of hiking and walking trails snake their way through the iconic and varied forests of the Redwood National and State Parks. Impossibly positioned between the major hubs of human activity in San Francisco and Portland lies an older world, an ancient world, inviting us each to come, to be lost and to … Read more Best Hikes in Redwood National Park: 4 Epic Redwood Trails in Northern California

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