Backpacking California Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, and Desert Adventures in the Golden State  by Author varies by trail

Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State Guide Book

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)
Backpacking California Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, and Desert Adventures in the Golden State  by Author varies by trail
For the serious outdoor lover, Backpacking California offers up 62 trips selected from Wilderness Press authors. The described routes range from one night to two weeks, and cover the Coast Ranges from Mexico to Oregon, the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains, including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the John Muir Trail, and the High Sierra Trail. Each trip includes a trail map showing the trailhead, route, and terminus; campsites; mileage; and an at-a-glance hiking difficulty chart.

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Trails from the "Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State" Guide Book
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This trip represents the best and the worst of the High Sierra. The best entails picturesque alpine lakes, such as Thousand Island, Garnet, Minaret, and Ediza, and spectacular mountain scenery from th ...
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24
With only moderate effort this trail places you among peaks of the spectacular Ritter Range—capped by Mt. Ritter, Banner Peak, and the Minarets—in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Some say that the alpine ...
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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Your destination, Thousand Island Lake, is one of the Sierra’s great beauty spots, a huge—by Sierra standards—sheet of sky-blue water dotted picturesquely with granite islands and situated at the foot ...
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17.6
The Santa Rosa Mountains are an undiscovered wonderland of cactus, yucca, palm oases, and outlandish rock formations located south of Palm Springs. The Art Smith Trail, named for the former trail boss ...
Monterey, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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Much of the Northern Sierra lacks the polished-granite glory of the Southern Sierra. Here in the north the peaks are lower, the vegetation generally denser, the views consequently fewer and shorter, a ...
South Lake Tahoe, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
Explore the full spectrum of Point Reyes National Seashore on this loop hike, which tours the lush forest atop the peninsula’s highest ridgelines, descends past far-reaching views, and then explores t ...
Olema, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.8
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In the lush and shady recesses of the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains you can easily lose all sight and sense of the hundreds of square miles of dense metropolis, and the millions of Angeleno ...
Arcadia, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
In the lush and shady recesses of the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains you can easily lose all sight and sense of the hundreds of square miles of dense metropolis, and the millions of Angeleno ...
Arcadia, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
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The first miles of this walk are reminiscent of a desert canyon, a miniature of Death Valley’s Titus Canyon, yet it is just a 20- minute drive from the town of Bishop and accessible by two-wheel-drive ...
Bishop, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
Following the 1977 Marble- Cone Fire, the Forest Service abandoned the Black Cone Trail, which was quickly reclaimed by dense thickets of chaparral. In 1999, Kirk Complex Fires raged along most of the ...
Carmel, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.2
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While Bucks Lake is an extremely popular summer hangout for Northern Californians, the trails within the neighboring Bucks Lake Wilderness offer plenty of solitude and serenity. This scenic loop, whic ...
Quincy, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.4
If you’re an angler, this long near-loop trail is for you. Cutting directly into the granitic, lake-speckled heart of the western Emigrant Basin, hardly a mile along this easy route fails to present a ...
Cold Springs, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.4
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If you were to frame the perfect desert backpack, it would have a narrow snaking gorge with steep walls, American Indian sites, running water, spectacular views of both high mountain escarpments and d ...
Salton City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
A hiking companion posed this question on a recent trip, “What if you could hike only in one mountain range for the rest of your life, which would it be?” After careful thought, I firmly responded, “T ...
Weaverville, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.5
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Lakes, lakes, and more lakes await you in the Caribou Wilderness—and the good news is that most of them are well suited for camping, swimming, and angling. The terrain here is relatively flat, making ...
Chester, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
John Muir called the Sierra Nevada a gentle wilderness, but take almost any Sierra hike in this book, and you’ll find you may climb 2000–3000 feet in any given day. That’s not gentle. To experience a ...
Redding, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.3
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This hike travels the length of Point Reyes’ Philip Burton Wilderness on the Coast Trail, a point-topoint journey that never leaves the oceanside as it cruises by secluded beaches, exceptional views, ...
Olema, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.6
This is the shortest trail to one of the highest peaks in the Santa Lucia Range, 5155-foot Cone Peak. Trails to 5862-foot Junipero Serra, 4727-foot Ventana Double Cone, and 4417-foot Mt. Carmel requir ...
Carmel, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
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Cottonwood Basin is a magical place deep in the White Mountains. Remarkably flat, easy walking along a good use trail, abundant flowers, and a wonderland of granite towers are among its attractions. T ...
Big Pine , CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
Magnificent terrain near the southeastern boundary of Sequoia National Park beckons backpackers to enjoy a host of pursuits—from fishing for golden trout, to climbing Mt. Langley or Cirque Peak, to ex ...
Lone Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 27
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