Best Walking in California

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

  • #1 Half Dome Trail

    44 Reviews

    Yosemite National Park, CA

    Half Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 8,748 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Half Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.8 miles long ...

  • #2 Mount Tallac Trail

    17 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA

    Mount Tallac Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 6,428 feet altitude. ...
    •  4.7 miles

    Mount Tallac Trail is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe Basin ...

  • #3 Loch Leven Lakes Trail

    14 Reviews

    Tahoe National Forest, CA

    Loch Leven Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 5,795 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  3.6 miles

    Loch Leven Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 3.6 miles ...

  • #4 Feather Falls Trail

    13 Reviews

    Plumas National Forest, CA

    Feather Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Butte County, California. It is within Plumas National Forest. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 1,845 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.9 ...
    •  6.7 miles

    Feather Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Butte County, California. It is within Plumas National Forest. It is 6.7 miles long ...

  • #5 Blue Ridge Trail North

    15 Reviews

    Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, CA

    Blue Ridge Trail North is a hiking trail in Yolo County, California. It is within Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 565 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  3.9 miles

    Blue Ridge Trail North is a hiking trail in Yolo County, California. It is within Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. ...

  • #6 Canyon Creek Trail

    14 Reviews

    Shasta-Trinity National Forest, CA

    Canyon Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Trinity County, California. It is within Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Trinity Alps Wilderness. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 3,090 feet altitude. ...
    •  7.2 miles

    Canyon Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Trinity County, California. It is within Shasta-Trinity National Forest and Trinity ...

  • #7 Cleghorn Fire Road

    11 Reviews

    Silverwood Lake State Recreational Area, CA

    Cleghorn Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Silverwood Lake State Recreational Area and San Bernardino National Forest. It is 15.9 ...
    •  15.9 miles

    Cleghorn Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Silverwood Lake ...

  • #8 Big Sycamore Canyon Trail

    12 Reviews

    Point Mugu State Park, CA

    Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Boney Mountain State Wilderness, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and ...
    •  4.4 miles

    Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Boney Mountain ...

  • #9 Mount Whitney Trail

    7 Reviews

    Sequoia National Park, CA

    Mount Whitney Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County and Inyo County, California. It is within John Muir Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, and Inyo National Forest. It is 8.0 miles long and ...
    •  8.0 miles

    Mount Whitney Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County and Inyo County, California. It is within John Muir Wilderness, Sequoia ...

  • #10 Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

    6 Reviews

    Yosemite National Park, CA

    Upper Yosemite Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 4,016 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  2.6 miles

    Upper Yosemite Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 2.6 ...

  • #11 Donner Canyon Road

    8 Reviews

    Mount Diablo State Park, CA

    Donner Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clayton, California. It is within Mount Diablo State Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 523 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  1.5 miles

    Donner Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Clayton, California. It is within Mount Diablo State Park. It ...

  • #12 Boulder Creek Road

    5 Reviews

    Cleveland National Forest, CA

    Boulder Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. It is 13.0 miles long and begins at 3,651 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  13.0 miles

    Boulder Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cleveland National ...

  • #13 Holy Jim Hiking Trail

    12 Reviews

    Cleveland National Forest, CA

    Holy Jim Hiking Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Riverside County and Orange County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 4,169 feet altitude. ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Holy Jim Hiking Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Riverside County and Orange County, California. It is within Cleveland ...

  • #14 Lands End

    2 Reviews

    San Francisco, CA

    On a clear day this walk is sensational. Views from the Coastal Trail open across the Pacific all the way to the Farallon Islands and beyond, across the strait to the Marin Headlands and north ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    On a clear day this walk is sensational. Views from the Coastal Trail open across the Pacific all the way to the Farallon ...

  • #15 Holy Jim Canyon Road

    5 Reviews

    Cleveland National Forest, CA

    Holy Jim Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,733 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Holy Jim Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Orange County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. ...

  • #16 Robie Point Fire Break Trail

    8 Reviews

    Auburn State Recreational Area, CA

    Robie Point Fire Break Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Auburn, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 1,128 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  2.1 miles

    Robie Point Fire Break Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Auburn, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational ...

  • #17 Foresthill Divide Loop

    11 Reviews

    Auburn State Recreational Area, CA

    Foresthill Divide Loop is a hiking and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 1,588 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  10.2 miles

    Foresthill Divide Loop is a hiking and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Auburn State Recreational Area. ...

  • #18 Cascade Falls Trails (17E04A)

    8 Reviews

    Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, CA

    Cascade Falls Trails (17E04A) is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,888 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Cascade Falls Trails (17E04A) is a hiking trail in El Dorado County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management ...

  • #19 Lupine Loop

    11 Reviews

    Monterey County, CA

    Lupine Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Monterey County, California. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 195 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Lupine Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Monterey County, California. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 195 feet ...

  • #20 Daley Ranch

    4 Reviews

    Escondido, CA

    Adjacent to Dixon Lake is this 3058-acre expanse of hills, valleys, and meadows, with more than 20 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to follow. Daley Ranch offers a wide range of walking ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Adjacent to Dixon Lake is this 3058-acre expanse of hills, valleys, and meadows, with more than 20 miles of trails for hikers ...