The Best Camping in California

Looking for the best camping 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.

  • Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

    4.7
    15.5 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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  • Hike to Deep Creek Hot Springs

    4.2
    2 mi / 900 ft gain
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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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  • Adventure at Arroyo Seco

    4.7
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  • Soak in the Sierras: Travertine Hot Springs

    4.5
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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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  • Camp and Photograph Hot Creek

    4.8
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  • Backpack The Lost Coast: Mattole to Black Sands Beach

    4.8
    24 mi
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  • Explore the Big Sur River Gorge

    4.7
    1 mi
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  • Hike to Middle McCloud Falls

    4.8
    1.5 mi
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