These Are The Best Hiking Trails In California

Stretches 211 miles from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, traversing the Sierra Nevadas. Requires 3-4 weeks, best from July to September

John Muir Trail, Sierra Nevadas

A strenuous 9.6-mile hike from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point, offering breathtaking views. Ideal in late spring to fall​

The Four Mile Trail, Yosemite

A 165-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, offering diverse landscapes and views. Takes 10 days to 3 weeks, best from July to September

Tahoe Rim Trail, Lake Tahoe

A 7.2-mile round-trip through a canyon to a lush oasis. Features unique desert landscapes and requires good physical condition

Lost Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree

A 2-mile hike in the Santa Monica Mountains to ocean views. Popular for its beauty and accessibility, can get crowded on weekends

Solstice Canyon Trail, Malibu

A 3.5-mile trail through redwoods to the ocean. Offers stunning Pacific views and diverse terrain, moderately challenging

Pomo Canyon To Shell Beach, Sonoma

A challenging climb through volcanic landscapes in California's newest national park. Offers unique rock formations

High Peaks Trail, Pinnacles National Park

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