California has approximately 20,675 trails, including 16,837 hiking trails and 9,386 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 700 miles in length. The most popular trails are Deep Creek, Mount Whitney and Canyon Creek Lakes and L Lake (Backpacking). The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in California was Pasquale T. who completed Deukmejian Wilderness Park: Dunsmore Canyon, Le Mesnager Loop Trails.
Half DomeView Trail Details
Half Dome is the symbol of Yosemite; its summit the goal of just about everybody who has ever donned a pair of hiking boots. It is a grueling ...
Aliso / Wood Canyons Regional Park: Rock-It / Cholla LoopView Trail Details
Laguna Beach, CA
One of Orange County's most popular riding spots, Aliso/ Wood Canyons Regional Park-part of Laguna Niguel Regional Park lies hidden between Laguna ...
Holy Jim TrailView Trail Details
The hike into Holy Jim Canyon is one of the most scenic
and interesting in the Santa Ana Mountains. The hike passes
under a multitude of ...
Blue Ridge - Fiske Peak TrailView Trail Details
If any entirely uphill hike can be enjoyed, it’s this one. Your hike begins at the white gate on CR 40, where you’ll see a notification that ...
Deep CreekView Trail Details
A cluster of natural hot springs in an isolated canyon in the high desert. Deep Creek has become a favorite spot for those who like to go without ...
Mount WhitneyView Trail Details
Lone Pine, CA
This expedition takes you to the top of the highest peak in the contiguous United States, and to unparalleled views.
Backbone Trail / Castor CrestView Trail Details
This is a lollipop-shaped route where the sucker is a lot bigger than the stick, but every part is worth devouring. Much of this ride takes ...
Foresthill Divide Loop TrailView Trail Details
One of the newest trails in the Auburn State Recreation Area's burgeoning trail system, the Foresthill Divide Loop Trail (FDLT) is pure fun - ...
Big Santa Anita Loop (Mt. Zion Loop) (Backpacking)View Trail Details
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 ...
Cleghorn RidgeView Trail Details
San Bernardino, CA
An exciting and scenic drive. An easy trail is intertwined with a difficult trail. Choose an easy or difficult route at almost every fork. Finish ...
Canyon Creek Lakes and L Lake (Backpacking)View Trail Details
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 ...
Otay Mountain Truck TrailView Trail Details
Otay Mountain Truck Trail is a well-maintained road that winds over the ridge tops of the San Ysidro Mountains. The trail is well used by the ...
The Three T’sView Trail Details
Los Angeles, CA
Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder Mountains form the undulating northeast wall of San Antonio Canyon. This superb romp over the three T’s begins ...
Lupine LoopView Trail Details
The Lupine Loop is an easy hike that circles Lupine Meadow. The riverside meadow is covered in grasses and wildflowers and is dotted with cottonwoods, ...
American River Bike PathView Trail Details
Arguably one of the most successful and beautifully paved bike paths in northern California, this 32-mile gem of a trail stretches from downtown ...
China Camp LoopView Trail Details
San Rafael, CA
This is a quick trek into the woods. Enjoy well-maintained singletrack through the hills along San Pablo Bay. Ride toward the ridgeline and follow ...
Cowles MountainView Trail Details
La Mesa, CA
Touted as one of the largest urban parks in the country, Mission Trails Regional Park, in San Diego’s San Carlos district, preserves some of ...
Donner Canyon to the Falls TrailView Trail Details
Mount Diablo has a forbidding image to many, in part because of its name and the legends it has inspired. While creeks may dry in summer, the ...
San Gorgonio MountainView Trail Details
Big Bear Lake, CA
This memorable trip is perhaps the finest backpack route in southern California, touring the region’s most scenic high-mountain landscape. Glacial ...
Big Sycamore Canyon / Point Mugu State ParkView Trail Details
Strength and good bike handling skills are required of cyclists following this 15.5-mile loop. The first 5.6 miles are a gentle ascent on Big ...
The Upper Natural Bridge of Calaveras CountyView Trail Details
Angels Camp, CA
One of the wonders of the Gold Country, this remarkable cave on Coyote Creek cuts clear through a limestone ridge, permitting people to swim ...
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve: Botanical LoopView Trail Details
This well-maintained trail offers a quiet, easy loop that makes it perfect for any age. The “Botanical Trail Guide” published by reserve staff ...
Half Dome TrailView Trail Details
Yosemite Village, CA
For many, Half Dome defines the Yosemite landscape; this stunning granite monolith appears in more scrapbooks worldwide than virtually any other ...
Big Santa Anita Loop (Backpacking)View Trail Details
Paradise FallsView Trail Details
Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks is Ventura County’s most scenic suburban park. The scenery here has been imprinted in the minds of many in the ...
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