California has some of the most diverse landscape in the US. From beach to the mountains to the desert to prairies to wine country, what ever type of hiking you’re looking for, you’ll find it.
As with all our lists, there’s no exact science in finding the top 10 hiking or mountain biking trails anywhere. It depends on what you’re looking for, your exercise level, what/who are you taking, the list goes on. But, I think we’re done a good job pinning down the best of the best California has to offer. Offer your feedback below, we’d love to hear it
1. Half Dome
Half Dome is the symbol of Yosemite. Not only is it the Ansel Adams lithographs you see everywhere, but it’s an actual place. The summit is the goal of just about everybody who has ever donned a pair of hiking boots in the Northern California area. It’s tough, but, well worth every photographic step.