Best Nature Trips in California

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

Lupines, poppies, and wild onions carpet the hillsides during spring. A 100-foot waterfall ...
This rocky promontory south of Carmel-by-the-Sea is to nature enthusiasts what Pebble ...
A dome of granite swept north by the San Andreas Fault protects the fishing harbor of ...
A short drive from suburban communities, but a century back in time, Sunol Regional Wilderness ...
With glittering Lake Tahoe in the distance, follow a boardwalk through a quiet marsh to ...
There aren?t many places where you can see elk (California's largest land mammal), whales ...
Paddle a kayak among oddly shaped tufa mounds, listen to the cacophony of nesting gulls ...
The largest trees in the world, the Sierra redwoods almost demand quiet and respect in ...
View the spectacle of Feather Falls, the seventh highest waterfall in California, as it ...
Hike across sun-drenched ridgetops and down cool, fern-lined canyons shaded by old-growth ...
See the setting sun burnish the volcanic cliffs and spires in rich, warm hues; explore ...
Rugged snowcapped peaks, meadows strewn with wildflowers, bubbling creeks, and sapphire ...
Reflect on the natural gifts that enrich our lives in so many ways and contemplate the ...
The fins of leopard and smoothhound sharks cut through the shallow ribbons of water in ...
Walk on secluded paths, canoe down quiet waterways, fish on a lazy afternoon, savor a ...
Watch hundreds of ducks bank, wing to wing, as they land on a quiet pond. Listen to their ...
Often exploited and buried as bayside cities grew beyond their boundaries, the salt marsh ...
Thousands of huge king salmon fight their way up the American River to return to the place ...
Some of the year's lowest tides occur in spring, exposing a hidden world to those willing ...
Take a bike ride beneath the granite monoliths of El Capitan and Half Dome while, along ...
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