Prepare for a Lifetime of Awe-Inspiring Adventures
In California, backpackers can explore wild beaches, enjoy colorful canyonlands, hike amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Discover 74 of California’s best and most diverse backpacking trips with the expert backpackers and experienced authors of Wilderness Press. Backpacking California details the premier opportunities across the entire state.
This fully updated edition describes scenic escapes ranging from one night to two weeks, or 3 to 72 miles. Explore the world-famous California coast and the varying landscapes of the Point Reyes National Seashore. See the peaks of the Trinity Alps and the Klamath Mountains, as well as the iconic natural attractions of Yosemite National Park. Choose from other carefully crafted trips in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Big Sur, Desolation Wilderness, Mount Shasta, the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains, and more. Each itinerary offers geographic diversity, beautiful landscapes, and attainable daily mileage goals.
This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers need, including trail highlights, mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, shuttle distances, required permits, and more―not to mention full-color photographs and detailed trail maps. Plus, ratings for scenery, solitude, and difficulty help you to find the exact adventure you seek. Whether you’re a novice backpacker or a veteran hiker, an epic trip filled with spectacular scenery and superb vistas awaits.