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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The John Muir Trail
  • Guidebook to walking the John Muir Trail through California's High Sierra from Yosemite (El Capitan and Half Dome) to the summit of Mount Witney. The 216 mile hike is split into 21 daily stages, with full information on preparation, permits, wilderness, bears, water and trekking skills. Part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Read more
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2015
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids The John Muir Trail | Cicerone
  • Een uitstekende beschrijving van het beroemde lange afstandspad in Californie. Guidebook to walking the John Muir Trail through California's High Sierra from Yosemite (El Capitan and Half Dome) to the summit of Mount Witney. The 216 mile hike is split into 21 daily stages, with full information on preparation, permits, wilderness, bears, water... Read more
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2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Pacific Crest Trail
  • A guidebook to hiking the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). From California's Mexican border to Canada's British Columbia, the trail hikes through America's most stunning Rocky Mountain wilderness, including Yosemite in the High Sierras, the Cascades and countless more wild mountains. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Netherlands
2010
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Netherlands
2010
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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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United Kingdom
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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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Big Basin/Santa Cruz Parks and Preserves, CA
  • Map No. 816, Big Basin/Santa Cruz Parks and Preserves 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... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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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  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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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  • Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, CA
  • Map No. 205, Sequoia/Kings Canyon 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,... 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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  • 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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  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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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  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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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  • Mount Whitney: Trails Illustrated Other Rec Areas
  • 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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  • 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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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Verenigde Staten - America's Tent Lodges
  • Vakantie in de zonovergoten landschappen van Utah en Californië, kamperen in compleet ingerichte familietenten die al voor u klaar staan en in mooie blokhutten! Campings met zwembad, tenten met vaste bedden en ingerichte keuken. Ideaal en goed betaalbaar voor families met kinderen. Met huurauto reist u vanaf Las Vegas door de parken van Bryce,... 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 wandelbeschrijvigen van de SNP-experts krijg je mee! Een avontuur door het noordwesten van... Read more
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 - Hiking Utah & Californië
  • Rondreis per huurauto door de staten Californië, Nevada, Utah en Arizona, met de grootste dichtheid aan Nationale Parken van Amerika. Je vindt hier een enorme diversiteit aan landschappen. Hier maak je wandelingen en excursies in Yosemite, Sequioa, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges en Grand Canyon. Je verblijft in comfortabele hotels... 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 'radtrip' met alle hoogtepunten in de staten California,... Read more
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