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Adventures in the wild.

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With public land accounting for 45% of California, the possibilities for getting out into nature and discovering your wild are plentiful. Whether you’re looking for a serene float trip along the Sacramento River, planning your first-ever overnight backpacking trip through the canyons of the Angeles National Forest, or ready to cross off a summit in the Sierra Nevada – our wild places are for everyone to enjoy. If you’re not sure where to start, peruse our staff’s favorite adventures spanning California’s diverse landscape.

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Exploring the Panamint Valley, Surprise Canyon Creek, and Death Valley National Park
Jeds Point Mt
Hike Iron Canyon Trail to Jed’s Point
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Snowshoe to the Johnson Canyon Overlook via Glacier Way Trail
Gould Mesa Trail Camp
A beginner's backpacking trip from Gould Mesa Campground
Sacramento River
A float trip down the Sacramento River
San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Bear Canyon Loop to Pigeon Spring (6.1 mi)
Crabtree Trail to Bear Lake
Bear Lake via Crabtree Trailhead
Snow Mtn Bloody Rock Trail
Bloody Rock Trail of the Eel River headwaters
Cache Creek.
Cache Creek Ridge Trail Section 2 (Judge Davis trailhead)
SF Bear Creek.
Cache Creek Ridge Trail Section 2 (Bear Creek trailhead)
Cahuilla
Cahuilla Mountain Trail
Caliente Mountain
Caliente Mountain Ridge Trail
Carlon Falls
Carlon Falls Trail
Pinecrest Lake
Catfish Lake/ Pinecrest Lake Trailhead
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Cerro Alto Trail (4.6 or 7.1 mi)
Chorro Grand Trail
Chorro Grande Trail
Cooper Canyon
Cooper Canyon/Pacific Crest Trail
Cozy Dell
Cozy Dell Trail (Sheldon Canyon/Cozy Dell Canyon)
Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek Roof Pendent Geological Area Hike
Elder Creek
Elder Creek and the Angelo Coast Range Reserve
East Fork San Gabriel River. Photo by Steve Evans.
East Fork San Gabriel
Fobes Trail
Fobes Trail
Gaviota Peak
Gaviota Peak
Gene Marshall Piedra Blanca
Gene Marshall Piedra Blanca NRT (up to 17.8 mi)
Girard Ridge
Girard Ridge Proposed Wilderness / Cabin Creek Trailhead
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Glimpse into Joshua Tree
Humboldt Bay Trails
Humboldt Bay Trails
Jamison Trail/ Grass Lake
Jamison Creek Trail
Middle Fork Lytle Creek
Middle Fork Lytle Creek
Morrow Trail
Morrow Trail
Mt. Baldy Hikers
Mt. Baldy/ San Antonio Creek Hike from Baldy Bowl Trailhead
Mt. Baldy by Jack Schlinkert
Mt. Baldy/ San Antonio Creek Hike- Ski Lift Option
Bull Lake, Pacific Coast Trail
Pacific Crest Trail near Kangaroo Lake in the Klamath National Forest
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Pacific Crest Trail near Kangaroo Lake in the Klamath National Forest (Fen Trailhead)
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Pacific Crest Trail near Kangaroo Lake in the Klamath National Forest (Scott Mtn Summit)
Painted Canyon
Painted Canyon/Ladder Canyon Trail
Parker Lake Trail
Parker Lake Trail
Wilderness Hiking
PCT/Indian Canyon Trailhead to North Fork Saddle Picnic Site
Potrero John Trail
Potrero John Trail
Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls Trail
Rancheria Falls Trail
Rancheria Falls National Recreation Trail
San Antonio Falls
San Antonio Falls Trail
San Joaquin River Gorge
San Joaquin River Gorge Hike
Sisquoc WSR
Sisqouc River Trail
Donner Camp Trail at Alder Creek
Snowshoe the Historic Donner Camp Trail at Alder Creek
Lassen snow
Snowshoeing through southwestern Lassen NP
Elk Creek
South Fork Elk River Trail
Wild Cattle Mountain and Mill Creek / Spencer Meadows
Spencer Meadows Trail
Thomes Creek Trail
Thomes Creek/Gorge Trail
Trail Canyon Creek
Trail Canyon Hike - Condor Peak
Turtle Mountains
Turtle Mtn Wilderness hike to Mopah Springs
Mist Trail
Vernal and Nevada Falls via Mist Trail
A waterfall on the West Fork San Gabriel River. photo by Steve Evans.
West Fork National Scenic Bikeway - San Gabriel Mtns
Whiskey Flat Trail
Whiskey Flat Trail - North Kern Wild and Scenic River
Wildrose Creek Trail
Wildrose Peak Trail
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