hiking California trails

The beautiful Big Sur coastline has plenty of scenic hiking trails within the Los Padres National Forest

California Hikes

coastal Coastal Hiking Bluffs over looking ocean, beaches & coastal foothills
desertsDesert Hiking Steep hills with rocks & sandy washes in canyons
urban villagesCity HikesSuburban areas bordering cities, fire roads & regional parks
mts calif Mountain HikingFerns, rivers, forests, waterfalls & meadows
wine gold country Country Hikes Oaks trees, canyons, stream crossings & foothills
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hiking california

California Wilderness Areas
Trail Wilderness Maps
California Forest Maps
California Recreation Maps
CA Hiking Maps by Tom Harrison

For overnight hiking, check our Backpacking & Wilderness Maps.

Hiking Clubs & Groups by Region in California

Southern California
  • CyberHikes - providing info about California Hiking trails
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy - Orange County
    Central California
  • CyberHikes - providing info about California Hiking trails.
  • Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association - info on other links to northern California parks & trails

    Northern California
  • Bay Area Hiker
  • East Bay Barefoot Hikers
  • CyberHikes - providing info about California Hiking trails
  • San Francisco Hiking

    Pacific Crest Trail - the most famous hiking trail that runs the length of the entire West Coast

    Summit Post - climbing and mountaineering, worldwide


    California Hiking Information & Links sorted by Terrain

    Coastal Hiking in California

    Desert Hiking in California


    Hikes in the Angeles National Forest describes & maps trails

    Cleveland NF San Diego Back country: Cedar Creek Falls

    Cleveland NF Orange Co. Back country: Ortega Falls, Teneja Falls, Holy Jim Falls

    Sequoia NF
    South Sierra:Granite Needles, Ancient Sequoia Trees & Kern River

    Tahoe Rim Trail

    Hiking Trails in Trinity Mountains


    California Countryside

    urban cali City

    San Francisco Bay Area Trails