Backpacking Guides and TripsBelow are popular Backpacking guides and trips that you can use to plan your next adventure. You can download guides, including a detailed map, description and points of interest for a small fee to your iPhone or Android.
A popular 10-mile hike through the Big Sur wilderness with a relaxing finish
3-day hike showcases best of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Yosemite National Park's iconic day hike, with stunning views over Yosemite Valley from the top of Half Dome.
Unparalleled vistas await the Tahoe hiker on a memorable journey to the lake’s tallest peak.
Crossing the Sierra Nevada in 70 Miles
A long hike from Echo Lake past several lakes to a great swimming spot in Lake Tahoe's beautiful Desolation Wilderness
A great day (or overnight) hike from the beach to the top of Mount Tamalpais where you can see the entire bay area.
Climbing to the summit of the South Sister from Devil's Lake Trailhead.
A 24 mile three day backpacking trip along California's most undeveloped stretch of shoreline.
Worship the great outdoors from the heart of Yosemite National Park.
A strenuous day hike through a beautiful section of the San Gabriel mountains with a 50 ft. waterfall.
At 11,503' "Old Greyback" is the tallest mountain in Southern California.
lots of ruins, waterfalls, trains, and river views
A long 16.5 mile day-hike with nearly 5,000 feet of vertical gain, and one of the best-kept secrets of SoCal.
tons of ruins and artifacts along the Patapsco river
Glorious views and grazing elk await at Point Reyes National Seashore. Moderate 10-mile hike.
"The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” - John Muir
Six awesome SoCal training hikes that will whip you into shape for Whitney or other big adventures.
Mt. Marcy Via Johns Brook Lodge. The Highpoint of New York State.
Explore the exotic Na Pali coastline in search of secluded beaches and spectacular waterfalls.