Hiking Around the States: Northern California

Hiking Around the States: Northern California


Marin Headlands

This 10.1 mile loop trail gives you a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Area. Located near Mill Valley, the Marin Headlands Trail is considered difficult by some, so make sure you come prepared for anything! 


Half Dome, Yosemite

This is one of the most iconic trails in California being located in Yosemite National Park. This 16 mile round trip hike reaches as high as 8,800 feet above sea level! This hike can take up to 12 hours, so come with some friends and experienced hikers--and don’t forget to come prepared! 


Desolation Wilderness

This is an area of Lake Tahoe in California. There are lots of hiking trails filled with beautiful views of the lake and mountains. If you want to see it all, take a hike up to Dicks Peak--a tall mountain right in the middle. Grab a map and explore! 


Lassen Peak 

Last erupting in 1915, Lassen Peak was once the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. There is a one way 2.5 mile trail leading from the parking lot to the summit. A round trip on these trails will take between 3 and 5 hours, so come prepared and wear your boots!


Siskiyou Wilderness

This is located in parts of Del Norte, Humboldt and Siskiyou counties. The Siskiyou Wildnerness is filled with forest-covered mountains, valleys and grasslands. There are some major trails and mountain lakes through the three National Forests within this area--the Six Rivers, Klamath, and Siskiyou. Hiking here, you will get to go through and see deep canyons, dense greenery, and unbelievably gorgeous views.