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hiking California trails

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

California Hikes & Trails

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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For overnight hiking, check our Backpacking & Wilderness Maps.

Hiking Clubs & Groups by Region in California

Southern California
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
  • San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders
  • Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter

    Central California
  • Auburn SRA Canyon Keepers
  • Desolation Wilderness Volunteers
  • Friends of Folsom Parkways
  • Friends of the Inyo
  • Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association
  • Sierra Foothill Conservancy
  • Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
  • Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Tuolumne Hikers Meetup
  • Ventana Wilderness Meetup
  • Women Who Hike

    Northern California
  • Bay Area Hiker
  • California Native Plant Society
  • East Bay Barefoot Hikers
  • Mount Shasta Trail Association
  • San Francisco Hiking

    Pacific Crest Trail - 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

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    San Francisco Bay Area Trails

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