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Want to go hiking in California to explore more of this corner of United States of America? In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in California to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. To see which of our walks in California is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk.

Difficult
05:07
8.05 mi
Intermediate
03:47
6.13 mi
Intermediate
04:40
7.15 mi
Intermediate
04:04
7.94 mi
Difficult
05:47
9.75 mi
Easy
00:32
1.23 mi
Intermediate
02:51
6.71 mi
Easy
01:20
2.80 mi
Intermediate
03:47
7.33 mi
Intermediate
02:19
5.50 mi
Easy
01:17
2.86 mi
Intermediate
02:08
4.71 mi
Intermediate
03:26
8.15 mi
Easy
00:34
1.30 mi
Easy
01:48
4.27 mi
Intermediate
02:03
3.99 mi
Easy
00:55
2.22 mi
Difficult
05:47
8.20 mi
Easy
00:36
1.44 mi
Intermediate
02:10
4.43 mi

Top 20 best walks and hikes in California

    1
    Difficult
    05:07
    8.05 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    2
    Intermediate
    03:47
    6.13 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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  • 3
    Intermediate
    04:40
    7.15 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,925 ft
    2,925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Intermediate
    04:04
    7.94 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    5
    Difficult
    05:47
    9.75 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,350 ft
    3,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Easy
    00:32
    1.23 mi
    2.3 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Intermediate
    02:51
    6.71 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    8
    Easy
    01:20
    2.80 mi
    2.1 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    03:47
    7.33 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    10
    Intermediate
    02:19
    5.50 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Easy
    01:17
    2.86 mi
    2.2 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Intermediate
    02:08
    4.71 mi
    2.2 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Intermediate
    03:26
    8.15 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    14
    Easy
    00:34
    1.30 mi
    2.3 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Easy
    01:48
    4.27 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Intermediate
    02:03
    3.99 mi
    2.0 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Easy
    00:55
    2.22 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Difficult
    05:47
    8.20 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,050 ft
    4,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
    19
    Easy
    00:36
    1.44 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Intermediate
    02:10
    4.43 mi
    2.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

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