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

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness `Back Roads` California
  • Take to the open road with Back Roads California and discover 24 leisurely drives through the state`s idyllic hamlets, gorgeous beaches and sprawling vineyards. Tour the Pacific Coast Highway, explore the vineyards of the Napa Valley, or drive through Yosemite National Park. Packed with insider tips and information, this easy-to-use guide... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness `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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mountain Bike! Northern California
  • From the Redwood forests of northern California to the mountains around Lake Tahoe, this land was made for mountain biking. With so much to explore, it pays to have the inside scoop to the fate-tire trails in this region, Mountain Bike! Northern California gives mountain bikers a leg up to the most unforgettable rides in this area. Some of the... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mountain Bike! Northern California
  • From the Redwood forests of northern California to the mountains around Lake Tahoe, this land was made for mountain biking. With so much to explore, it pays to have the inside scoop to the fate-tire trails in this region, Mountain Bike! Northern California gives mountain bikers a leg up to the most unforgettable rides in this area. Some of the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip
  • Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip.For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip
  • Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip.For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Best Dog Hikes Southern California
  • Linda and David Mullally, authors of Best Dog Hikes Northern California, now bring us the next book in the series, Best Dog Hikes Southern California. Offering 50 canine-friendly trails and plenty of photos, this book also provides essential information for all dog lovers, including information on prepping the dog for the trail, gear... Read more
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Belgium
  • Best Dog Hikes Southern California
  • Linda and David Mullally, authors of Best Dog Hikes Northern California, now bring us the next book in the series, Best Dog Hikes Southern California. Offering 50 canine-friendly trails and plenty of photos, this book also provides essential information for all dog lovers, including information on prepping the dog for the trail, gear... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Hidden San Francisco and Northern California
  • * All-new, four-color section features photo surveys of wineries, redwood groves, hidden beaches, ethnic neighborhoods, Gold Rush towns, and more * Reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, from hip, boutique hotels to one-of-a-kind bed-and-breakfasts * Newly added Hidden Highlight maps point the way to lesser-known gems in San Francisco,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Hidden San Francisco and Northern California
  • * All-new, four-color section features photo surveys of wineries, redwood groves, hidden beaches, ethnic neighborhoods, Gold Rush towns, and more * Reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, from hip, boutique hotels to one-of-a-kind bed-and-breakfasts * Newly added Hidden Highlight maps point the way to lesser-known gems in San Francisco,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Map-pack of the John Muir Trail
  • Shaded Relief Topo Maps packet of the famous Sierra High Route that will take hikers from Mount Whitney to Yosemite, CA. Well marked trails over USGS topo maps that were beautifully enhanced with shaded relief to better distinguish details. Scale 1:630360. 1 inch on map equals 1 mile. Whitney Portal, Symmes Creek, Onion Valley, Oak Creek,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Map-pack of the John Muir Trail
  • Shaded Relief Topo Maps packet of the famous Sierra High Route that will take hikers from Mount Whitney to Yosemite, CA. Well marked trails over USGS topo maps that were beautifully enhanced with shaded relief to better distinguish details. Scale 1:630360. 1 inch on map equals 1 mile. Whitney Portal, Symmes Creek, Onion Valley, Oak Creek,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Good Life, The - Palm Springs
  • In The Good Life / Palm Springs, Nancy Baron offers a lush look at the desert town of Palm Springs, California; a brilliant combination of small town America and iconic resort town with something for everyone - a perfect example of The American Dream. A few steps from the resorts and off the main drag lies a lovely small town with something for... Read more
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Belgium
  • Good Life, The - Palm Springs
  • In The Good Life / Palm Springs, Nancy Baron offers a lush look at the desert town of Palm Springs, California; a brilliant combination of small town America and iconic resort town with something for everyone - a perfect example of The American Dream. A few steps from the resorts and off the main drag lies a lovely small town with something for... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Best Trips California Best Trips ( Californië ) | Lonely Planet
  • Reisgids over een deel van de USA, geheel gericht op ideeen en trips die je kunt gaan doen. Van dagtrips tot enkele meerdaagse mogelijkheden. Niet uitputtend als de echte Lonely Planet gidsen ,maar juist sterk in de kleine details als tips van locals, leuke kleine wegen of net dat ene mooie hotelletje ergens in the middle of nowhere. Goede... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Ende Gelande - 55.000 Kilometer Von Alaska Nach Feuerland
  • Im stromenden Regen stehe ich in Anchorage auf dem Flughafen und hole das Motorrad aus dem Transportgestell, eine Woche spater uberquere ich auf einer abgelegenen Schotterpiste den Polarkreis Richtung Norden. Das kleine Goldgraberstadtchen Dawson City ist jedes Jahr Treffpunkt von rund 250 begeisterten Reisemotorradfahrern aus der ganzen Welt -... Read more
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Belgium
  • Ende Gelande - 55.000 Kilometer Von Alaska Nach Feuerland
  • Im stromenden Regen stehe ich in Anchorage auf dem Flughafen und hole das Motorrad aus dem Transportgestell, eine Woche spater uberquere ich auf einer abgelegenen Schotterpiste den Polarkreis Richtung Norden. Das kleine Goldgraberstadtchen Dawson City ist jedes Jahr Treffpunkt von rund 250 begeisterten Reisemotorradfahrern aus der ganzen Welt -... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Sierra High Route
  • * Author conceived and pioneered the Sierra High Route * Covers Kings Canyon National Park to northern Yosemite National Park * Each route chapter includes points of interest, maps, approach instructions, and directions No ordinary guidebook, Sierra High Route leads you from point to point through a spectacular 195-mile timberline route in... Read more
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Belgium
  • Sierra High Route
  • * Author conceived and pioneered the Sierra High Route * Covers Kings Canyon National Park to northern Yosemite National Park * Each route chapter includes points of interest, maps, approach instructions, and directions No ordinary guidebook, Sierra High Route leads you from point to point through a spectacular 195-mile timberline route in... Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Trail of the Gypsy Wagon
  • Four young women, four new tires, and a cross country road trip in 1939. From Buffalo, New York, to San Francisco, California - they ride mules down into the Grand Canyon, reach the top of Pike's Peak, swim in the Great Salt Lake, and even dance with cowboys. Read more
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Belgium
  • The Trail of the Gypsy Wagon
  • Four young women, four new tires, and a cross country road trip in 1939. From Buffalo, New York, to San Francisco, California - they ride mules down into the Grand Canyon, reach the top of Pike's Peak, swim in the Great Salt Lake, and even dance with cowboys. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Southern California off the Beaten Path
  • Southern California Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, *Southern California Off the Beaten Path* takes the reader down the road less traveled and... Read more
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Belgium
  • Southern California off the Beaten Path
  • Southern California Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, *Southern California Off the Beaten Path* takes the reader down the road less traveled and... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Pacific Crest Trail Complete Data Book
  • The Pacific Crest Trail COMPLETE Data Book is an exhaustive collection of 3,946 locations found along the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail with water sources, trail junctions, camp sites and lots more! The COMPLETE Data Book has at least twice the locations of any other data source.You will also find detailed elevation charts at the beginning of... Read more
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Belgium
  • Pacific Crest Trail Complete Data Book
  • The Pacific Crest Trail COMPLETE Data Book is an exhaustive collection of 3,946 locations found along the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail with water sources, trail junctions, camp sites and lots more! The COMPLETE Data Book has at least twice the locations of any other data source.You will also find detailed elevation charts at the beginning of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rebel League
  • The wildest seven years in the history of hockeyThe Rebel League celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly of the fabled WHA. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes, behind the scenes dealing, and simply great hockey. It tells the story of Bobby Hull s astonishing million-dollar signing, which helped launch the league, and how he lost his... Read more
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Belgium
  • The Rebel League
  • The wildest seven years in the history of hockeyThe Rebel League celebrates the good, the bad, and the ugly of the fabled WHA. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes, behind the scenes dealing, and simply great hockey. It tells the story of Bobby Hull s astonishing million-dollar signing, which helped launch the league, and how he lost his... Read more
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Maps

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
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Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
  • 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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Bol.com
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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sequoia/kings Canyon National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapIn Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks you can walk among the world's largest trees, hike the alpine landscape of the Sierra Crest, and marvel at the towering granite cliffs of one of the deepest canyons in the United States. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sequoia and Kings... Read more
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Belgium
  • Sequoia/kings Canyon National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapIn Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks you can walk among the world's largest trees, hike the alpine landscape of the Sierra Crest, and marvel at the towering granite cliffs of one of the deepest canyons in the United States. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sequoia and Kings... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
  • 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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Netherlands
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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
Snp Wandelreizen
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 'roadtrip' met alle hoogtepunten van de staten California,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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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