California

Description

Another great hiking state is California, in the southwest and bordering on the Pacific Ocean.
A number of high mountain ranges can be found in this state – Sierra Nevada, Cascades, Coast Range – canyons, desert, wild coastline.

The main part of the Pacific Crest Trail – 1680 miles out of 2638 miles – lies in this state. Other trails are the John Muir Trail, the Tahoe Rim Trail, and the Tahoe-Yosemite Trail. The Sierra High Route is one of the most demanding alpine trails (195 miles).

Next are the American Discovery Trail (6356 miles), the Bigfoot Trail, the Bay Area Ridge Trail, and some long distance trails still under construction.

The Yosemite National Park is beautiful, but overcrowded, unless you escape to the remoter wilderness areas.

In the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks you can still find virgin forests. With 14,495 feet, Mount Whitney in the Sierra range is the highest mountain outside Alaska. The tall 300 feet high redwoods can be found in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

There are many more parks and forests, all with hiking possibilities. Yes, California!

Map

California

Trails in this state

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The John Muir Trail
  • Guidebook to walking North America's John Muir trek through California's High Sierra from Yosemite (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Witney. The 216 mile route is split into 21 daily stages, with full information on preparation, permits, wilderness, bears, water. Part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Wandelgids / Walking guide The John Muir Trail |
  • Een uitstekende beschrijving van het beroemde lange afstandspad in Californie. The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world’s most spectacular treks and is North America’s best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pacific Crest Trail
  • This handy pocket-sized guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the 2650 mile Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from the Mexico/California border, through Oregan and Washington to British Columbia. The route is split into 101 sections which each cover 2-3 days and is described for walkers who want to hike the PCT in relative comfort Read more
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Netherlands
2010
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2004
  • Wandelgids Guide to the John Muir Trail | Wilderness Press |
  • Beschrijving van een spectaculair lange afstands pad in Californie: de John Muir trail. Running from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada, the 212 mile John Muir Trail passes through some of the most dramatic mountain terrain in the United States. Each year, thousands of backpackers traverse some or all of the trail, relying... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • A Journey Around America
  • Immigration and the growing Latino population of the United States have become such contentious issues that it can be hard to have a civil conversation about how Latinoization is changing the face of America. So in the summer of 2007, Louis Mendoza set out to do just that. Starting from Santa Cruz, California, he bicycled 8,500 miles around the... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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Netherlands
2004
  • Trekking California (Backpacker Magazine) / wandelgids Californie |
  • For a long time I thought Paul Richins´ Mt. Whitney trail guide was the best contemporary Sierra guide book I had ever used, but along comes the deceptively titled ´´Trekking California´´ (also by Paul Richins) that establishes a new high water mark. The title notwithstanding, this 285 page book covers 15 high sierra hikes of 7 days or less... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Whiskeytown - Shasta - Trinity National Recreational Area, CA
  • Whiskeytown - Shasta - Trinity National Recreational Area in northern California on a series of detailed, contoured maps from Earthwalk Press with cartography based on the USGS topographic survey of the country plus additional information for visitors, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map provides the best... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 205 Sequoia - Kings Canyon National Parks | National Geographic |
  • Prachtige geplastificeerde kaart van het nationaal park. Met alle recreatieve voorzieningen als campsites, maar ook met topografische details en wandelroutes ed. Door uitgekiend kleurgebruik zeer prettig in gebruik. Scheur en watervast! Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 206 Yosemite National Park | National Geographic |
  • Prachtige geplastificeerde kaart van het bekende nationaal park. Met alle recreatieve voorzieningen als campsites, maar ook met topografische details en wandelroutes ed. Door uitgekiend kleurgebruik zeer prettig in gebruik. Scheur en watervast! Coverage includes Stanislaus National Forest, Emigrant Wilderness, Carson Iceberg Wilderness,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 226 Joshua Tree National Park | National Geographic |
  • Prachtige geplastificeerde kaart van het bekende nationaal park. Met alle recreatieve voorzieningen als campsites, maar ook met topografische details en wandelroutes ed. Door uitgekiend kleurgebruik zeer prettig in gebruik. Scheur en watervast! > This Trails Illustrated topographic map for Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 221 Death Valley National Park | National Geographic |
  • Prachtige geplastificeerde kaart van het bekende nationaal park. Met alle recreatieve voorzieningen als campsites, maar ook met topografische details en wandelroutes ed. Door uitgekiend kleurgebruik zeer prettig in gebruik. Scheur en watervast! This Trails Illustrated topographic map for Death Valley National Park, which straddles the state... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mount Whitney, CA
  • Map No. 322, Mount Whitney in California at 1:40,000, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA Read more
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