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Best Backpacking Trails in California

MyHikes has 17 backpacking trails with 183 miles to explore in California. Get directions to the trailhead, use our trail maps, elevation charts, and pictures from the trail to plan your hike or meetup with friends!

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John Muir Trail (Duck Pass Trailhead to Vermillion Valley Resort)
Matlock Lake
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Loch Leven Lakes
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Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley
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Salmon Creek Trail
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Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak
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The Gate and South Gate Loop Trail - Squaw Meadow
San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail
Parker Lake Trail
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Ohlone Wilderness Trail
Simpson Reed Trail
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Mount Tallac
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Before you leave...

MyHikes is an indie web platform aimed to make exploring public trails easier for everyone. The site has no investors and is owned and operated by one person, Dave Miller / Admin. We share trails, hikes, and backpacking trips on the interwebs for the fun of it and believe that public trail information should be free and accessible to the public.

It takes a lot of time 🕦, money 💰, and effort (including espresso shots ☕) to run MyHikes, including exploring , mapping , and publishing new trails with high-quality content, adding new site features, and site maintainance and moderating. We simply ask that if you find our content helpful or useful when planning your next adventure that you consider making a small donation to help keep the site running.

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Thanks for visiting MyHikes and have a great hike! ✌
- Dave
MyHikes Founder / Admin