California truly has it all. Where else can you find so much pristine coastline, otherworldly desert, epic granite mountains, and giant redwood forests? Take an extended road trip on Highway 1 or 395 and you'll see what we mean.

Top Adventures in California

Hike to Alamere Falls

4.5
15.59 mi / 1614 ft gain

Take in Iconic McWay Falls

4.6

Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

4.7
15.5 mi / 1775 ft gain

Hike the Lands End Trail

4.7
3.26 mi / 500 ft gain

Backpack to the Ventana Wilderness' Sykes Hot Springs

4.2
20 mi / 5600 ft gain

Hike to the Wisdom Tree

4.8
3 mi / 872 ft gain
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Tours

MT Sobek

John Muir Trail: Northbound to Yosemite

$5,895/person - 13 days

MT Sobek

A Long Weekend in Yosemite

$3,295/person - 4 days

Have Fun Do Good

YOSEMITE & BEYOND

$1,450/person - 5 days

MT Sobek

Yosemite Grand Traverse

$4,995/person - 8 days

Outward Bound

Joshua Tree Backpacking and Rock Climbing for Adults

$1,895/person - 7 days

MT Sobek

John Muir Trail: Southbound to Mount Whitney

$7,795/person - 17 days

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California camping, hotels, and more

615 East Balboa Boulevard, California

Rise And Shine | All Suite Retreat, Steps To Beach

From $328/night

Big Pine, California

Upper Sage Flat

41935 Switzerland Drive, California

Walk To Slopes! Escape For All Seasons Townhome

From $146/night

Angelus Oaks, California

Heart Bar Equestrian

Bridgeport, California

Trumbull Lake

El Dorado County, California

Yellowjacket

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