Best Backpacking in California

This list represents the most popular backpacking in California. Use this list to plan your next California backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Half Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite ...
Cascades, a waterfall and giant woodwardia ferns are a few of the many delights of historic ...
This memorable trip is perhaps the finest backpack route in southern California, touring ...
With only moderate effort this trail places you among peaks of the spectacular Ritter ...
Your destination, Thousand Island Lake, is one of the Sierra’s great beauty spots, a huge—by ...
Mount Whitney Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County and Inyo County, California. It ...
This 50-plus-mile loop takes you to one of the most scenic canyons in the California, ...
Besides being a perfect loop with good trails and ideally located campsites, the Rae Lakes ...
The scenic features of the first part of this trip provide enough incentive for a visit: ...
Nestled beneath Madera, Gale, and Sing peaks, just southwest of Yosemite National Park, ...
The proposed Caples Creek Wilderness is relatively small in comparison to the Mokelumne ...
This hike takes you past two gorgeous alpine lakes where you can picnic, swim, and camp ...
Mount Whitney Mountaineer's Route is a hiking trail in Tulare County and Inyo County, ...
This extended backpack loop is probably the most challenging hike in the book. Not only ...
If you want to access the incredible high elevation scenery and soaring alpine peaks of ...
This journey travels up the Onion Valley, passing several beautiful lakes, then climbs ...
Hike through redwood forest and native chaparral and along quiet creeks, and enjoy views ...
Noble Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. ...
Many backpackers view the South Lake to North Lake loop as one of the supreme backpacks ...
John Muir called the Sierra Nevada a gentle wilderness, but take almost any Sierra hike ...
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