The Best Backpacking in California

Looking for the best backpacking in California? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around California. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

  • Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

    4.7
    18.932483659054622 mi / 1775 ft gain
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  • Backpack to the Ventana Wilderness' Sykes Hot Springs

    4.2
    20 mi / 5600 ft gain
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  • Backpack Redwood National and State Parks

    4.4
    6 mi
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  • Clifftop Camping & Hot Springs in Big Sur

    4.7
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  • Camping at The Pots

    4.2
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  • Hike to Little Yosemite in the Sunol

    4.0
    4 mi
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  • Backpack Eaton Canyon to Idlehour

    4.2
    12 mi
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  • Climb Cone Peak in Big Sur (Sea to Sky Backpacking Route)

    4.4
    23 mi / 5300 ft gain
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  • Backpack to the "Waterfall Camp" in Desolation Wilderness

    4.6
    10.5 mi / 840 ft gain
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  • Backpack the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

    4.7
    30.8 mi
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  • Backpack The Lost Coast: Mattole to Black Sands Beach

    4.8
    24 mi
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  • Backpack to Point Reyes' Wildcat Camp

    5.0
    11.4 mi / 1945 ft gain
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  • Camp on Angel Island

    5.0
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  • Backpack the Rae Lakes Loop

    5.0
    46 mi
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  • Little Jimmy Trail Camp

    4.3
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  • Camp at Glacier Point

    4.7
    9.4 mi / 3200 ft gain
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