Category Archives: California

Devil’s Kitchen Trail (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Devil’s Kitchen is Lassen’s second-largest geothermal area and a thoroughly smelly experience in the park’s Warner Valley area. Continue reading

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Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, & Boiling Springs Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA)

Moderate hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Warner Valley to Terminal Geyser, Little Willow Lake, and Boiling Springs Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Continue reading

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Snow Mountain Loop via Deafy Glade Trail (Snow Mountain Wilderness, CA)

Short backpacking trip through Snow Mountain Wilderness in California’s Mendocino National Forest, plus a loop that visits beautiful Milk Ranch Meadow. Continue reading

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Phleger Estate – Huddart Park Loop (Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA)

Moderate loop hike through redwood-covered Phleger Estate and Huddart County Park on the San Francisco Peninsula. Continue reading

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Diablo Foothills Loop (Diablo Foothills Regional Park, CA)

Beautiful loop hike in Diablo Foothills Regional Park, featuring rugged canyons, verdant hills, and shady ravines. Continue reading

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Trail Gulch Lake (Trinity Alps Wilderness, CA)

Short day hike to Trail Gulch Lake in the northern Trinity Alps Wilderness. Continue reading

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South Fork Lakes (Trinity Alps Wilderness, CA)

Short but strenuous hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and South Fork Lakes Trail to a pair of alpine lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Continue reading

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Fen Trail to Pacific Crest Trail (Klamath National Forest, CA)

The short Fen trail connects Kangaroo Lake with the Pacific Crest Trail but boasts excellent views of the Klamath Mountains in its own right. Continue reading

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Sibley Volcanic Loop (Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, CA)

Despite being located on the Ring of Fire, it is easy to forget California‚Äôs volcanic past. Beginning roughly 8-10 million years ago, what are now the Berkeley Hills of the East Bay were the epicenter of a series of volcanic … Continue reading

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Ohlone Wilderness Trail (Ohlone Regional Wilderness, CA)

Excellent two- or three-day backpacking option in the East Bay, connecting Del Valle Regional Park with Mission Peak Regional Preserve. Continue reading

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