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!

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California

Trails in this state

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Francisco & Northern California Eyewitness
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco and Northern California 2016 will lead you straight to the best attractions San Francisco and Northern California have to offer. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco and Northern California 2016 includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of San Francisco`s stunning architecture and... Read more
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  • Back Roads California
  • DK Eyewitness Back Roads California is the ultimate driving travel guide which will take you via scenic routes to discover charming towns, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Alongside all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours, DK Eyewitness Back... Read more
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  • Santa Monica Mountains CA
  • Map No. 253, Santa Monica Mountains in California, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Skyline Boulevard Parks and Preserves CA
  • Map No. 815, Skyline Boulevard Parks and Preserves along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist... Read more
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Maps

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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
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  • Northern Baja California Adventure Map
  • Northern Baja California on double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible Adventure Map at 1:450,000 from the NGS, with street plans of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada and extensive tourist information.Topography is shown by contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by subtle relief shading, spot heights and graphics for marshlands to... Read more
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  • Southern Baja California Adventure Map
  • Southern Baja California on double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, GPS compatible Adventure Map at 1:450,000 from the NGS, with street plans of La Paz, San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and extensive tourist information.Topography is shown by contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by subtle relief shading, spot heights and graphics for... Read more
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  • Yosemite SE - Ansel Adams Wilderness CA
  • Map No. 309, Yosemite SE: Ansel Adams Wilderness, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Lassen Volcanic National Park CA
  • Map No. 268, Lassen Volcanic National Park in California at 1:50,000, part of an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography, based on the national topographic survey, has extensive additional tourist information.The maps, printed on... Read more
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  • Death Valley National Park CA/NV
  • Map No. 221, Death Valley National Park, CA/NV, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof... Read more
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  • Death Valley National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapDespite its foreboding name and the fact that it is the hottest, lowest, and driest area in North America, Death Valley National Park maintains a great diversity of life in its dramatic terrain of salt-flats, canyons, mountains, valleys, sand dunes, and badlands. National Geographic's Trails... Read more
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Belgium
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapDespite its foreboding name and the fact that it is the hottest, lowest, and driest area in North America, Death Valley National Park maintains a great diversity of life in its dramatic terrain of salt-flats, canyons, mountains, valleys, sand dunes, and badlands. National Geographic's Trails... Read more
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  • Mammoth Lakes - Mono Divide CA
  • Map No. 809, Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof and... Read more
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  • Mammoth Lakes/mono Divide
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapTrails Illustrated Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide is the first of five exciting new maps for the California Sierra Nevadas that will combine to form seamless coverage of the high-use National Forest areas between Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Tahoe. This region contains some of the... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mammoth Lakes/mono Divide
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapTrails Illustrated Mammoth Lakes / Mono Divide is the first of five exciting new maps for the California Sierra Nevadas that will combine to form seamless coverage of the high-use National Forest areas between Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Tahoe. This region contains some of the... Read more
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  • Lake Tahoe Basin CA
  • Map No. 803, Lake Tahoe Basin, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof and... Read more
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  • Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThe largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada. It's unusually clear waters and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Lake Tahoe Basin delivers... Read more
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Belgium
  • Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThe largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada. It's unusually clear waters and surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains make it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Lake Tahoe Basin delivers... Read more
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  • Shaver Lake - Sierra National Forest CA
  • Map No. 810, Shaver Lake / Sierra National Forest, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Carson-Iceberg - Emigrant and Mokleumne Wilderness Areas CA
  • Map No. 807, Carson-Iceberg / Emigrant / Mokleumne Wilderness Areas, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now... Read more
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  • Carson-iceberg/emigrant/mokleumne Wilderness Areas
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapPart of our exciting new coverage for California's Sierra Nevada, our Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wilderness Trails Illustrated map details the high use recreation areas of Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests from Yosemite National Park north to Caples Lake and Markleeville.... Read more
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Belgium
  • Carson-iceberg/emigrant/mokleumne Wilderness Areas
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapPart of our exciting new coverage for California's Sierra Nevada, our Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Mokelumne Wilderness Trails Illustrated map details the high use recreation areas of Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests from Yosemite National Park north to Caples Lake and Markleeville.... Read more
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  • Channel Islands National Park CA
  • Map No. 252, Channel Islands National Parkin California, at 1:25,000/1:50,000 in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now... Read more
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  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThis two-sided map includes San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Island, and Anacapa Island. The map combines beautiful cartography that shows the topology and natural features of each island, along with hiking trails, camping spots, rest areas, notable ship... Read more
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Belgium
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThis two-sided map includes San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Island, and Anacapa Island. The map combines beautiful cartography that shows the topology and natural features of each island, along with hiking trails, camping spots, rest areas, notable ship... Read more
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  • 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’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography is based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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  • Mount Whitney
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest mountain in the United State outside of Alaska, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney is a two-sided, waterproof map designed to meet the needs of Whitney visitors with unmatched... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mount Whitney
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapMount Whitney is universally famous as the highest mountain in the United State outside of Alaska, as well as the highest point in California. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Whitney is a two-sided, waterproof map designed to meet the needs of Whitney visitors with unmatched... Read more
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  • Yosemite National Park CA
  • Map No. 206, Yosemite National Park, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof and... Read more
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  • Yosemite National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapExplore the majesty of Yosemite National Park with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map. Loaded with helpful information on camping, hiking, lodging, transportation, regulations, and safety, this map is an invaluable tool for casual park visitors and avid adventurers alike. Expertly... Read more
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Belgium
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapExplore the majesty of Yosemite National Park with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map. Loaded with helpful information on camping, hiking, lodging, transportation, regulations, and safety, this map is an invaluable tool for casual park visitors and avid adventurers alike. Expertly... Read more
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  • Joshua Tree National Park CA
  • Map No. 226, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light, waterproof and... Read more
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  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapThis Trails Illustrated topographic map for Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area in California is the perfect recreational map for this fascinating land of surreal geologic features shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes.The map includes Joshua... Read more
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Belgium
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapThis Trails Illustrated topographic map for Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area in California is the perfect recreational map for this fascinating land of surreal geologic features shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes.The map includes Joshua... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - Utah & Californië
  • Rondreis per huurauto door de meest spectaculaire natuurgebieden van de Verenigde Staten in de staten Californië, Nevada, Utah en Arizona; ontdek de fantastische kleurige landschappen van het Coloradoplateau in de beroemde Nationale Parken van Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges en Grand Canyon; geniet van de ruwe bergwereld van de... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - rondreis West-Amerika
  • Het beste van het Westen! Verken met je eigen huurauto de leukste steden en de mooiste natuurparken van West-USA. Je bezoekt de steden San Francisco, Los Angeles en Las Vegas, en geniet van de oogstrelende natuur in Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce en Grand Canyon.Een heerlijke 'radtrip' met alle hoogtepunten in de staten California,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - Hiking Washington, Oregon & Californië
  • Een rondreis per huurauto. 'Oneway' van Seattle naar San Francisco, dus relatief weinig kilometers. Dat betekent dat je veel tijd hebt voor wandelingen en excursies in Olympic, Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, Lassen Volcanic en Yosemite National Park! Tips en wandelbeschrijvingen van de SNP-experts krijg je mee! Een avontuur door het noordwesten... Read more
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