See the untamed beauty of California! From the beaches of the Pacific Coast to the awe-inspiring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the deserts of Joshua Tree to the ancient forests of Redwood National Park, California offers an outdoor experience for every adventurer.

The climb on John Muir Trail with beautiful sky

Week-Long Thru-Hikes in Southern California: Trailblazing the Golden State

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Southern California has awesome places for week-long hikes, from deserts and beaches to mountains. It’s not just about hiking around; ...

Best John Muir Trail Hikes: Top Picks for Scenic Treks

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I’ve hiked a ton of places, but I have to say hiking the John Muir Trail is an unforgettable adventure ...

Hiking in Sierra Nevada, California.

Dream Backpacking Locations in the US: Top Trails for Your Adventure Bucket List

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Once you start backpacking, you’ll soon develop a list of dream hikes. I love backpacking, and I’m fortunate enough to ...

couple camping at night

Overnight Backpacking in Southern California: Trails for Your Trek

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Hitting the trails for an overnight trip in Southern California? You’re in for a treat, and the state has a ...

Backpackers hiking on the path in mountains with a map in hand.

Beginner Backpacking Trips in California: Top Trails for New Hikers

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California has some of the most beautiful landscapes for backpackers to explore. Just about anywhere you choose to hike, you’re ...