Hiking in California

California has a wide range of hiking trails to explore, from the Mojave Desert and the California Coast to Death Valley and Redwood National Park. Get inspired to go hiking in California with this collection of hiking guides and articles.

Featured: Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree's stunning rock-strewn landscape and distinctive high desert ecosystem should be on everyone's bucket list. There are so many amazing...

49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Located in California's high desert, Joshua Tree National Park presents visitors with a close look at two fascinating ecosystems: the Mojave and...

West Side Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

West Side Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

West Side Loop is a delightful moderate-length hike through dense groves of Joshua trees and pinyon pines in Joshua Tree National Park. Tucked away...

Panorama Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Panorama Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

Breathtaking views, unique geological formations and a picturesque desert landscape - all these and more await the adventurer who hikes the Black...

The Journey Home

The Journey Home

The Journey Home October 2017 I awoke on Tuesday, October 3 at Little Yosemite Valley Campground with swollen lymph nodes and a painfully sore...

Yosemite National Park Part II

Yosemite National Park Part II

Yosemite National Park Part II Sunday Oct. 1 - Monday Oct. 2 I was not in a big hurry to break camp this morning as we only planned to hike about 4...

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Hi, I'm Unicorn!

I am an avid hiker, traveler, and adventurer who is on the mission to explore hiking trails around the world.  I’m also obsessed with National Parks, long-distance trails and other outdoorsy things.

I hope to share this knowledge with you and inspire you to explore new hiking trails too!