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California Hiking & Backpacking

California offers an incredible wealth of options for a hiking vacation you'll never forget. Home to world-famous Yosemite National Park, the stunning Lost Coast, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, and the breathtakingly beautiful Eastern Sierras outside Yosemite, California is a hiking mecca! We offer guided hiking and backpacking tours to all of these amazing California destinations. Our trips are all-inclusive and expert-led, allowing you to travel to California (Joshua Tree and Death Valley tours originate in Las Vegas, NV) and let us take care of almost everything else. Our California trip styles include backpacking trips, portered trips, inn-based tours, basecamp tours and day hikes. We invite you to peruse our California hiking destinations below and contact us with any questions!

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Yosemite Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Hike among Yosemite's massive granite domes, giant trees, glacial-carved valleys, and thundering waterfalls on one of our Yosemite hiking adventures!

Yosemite Trip Styles
Death Valley Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

With sand dunes, canyons, desert oases, wildlife, and amazing Native American and mining history, we celebrate the best of Death Valley.

Death Valley Trip Styles
Eastern Sierra Backpacking Trips

The east slope of the Sierras near Mammoth Lakes is a stunning range of high peaks, granite monoliths, pristine lakes, and unforgettable hiking!

Eastern Sierra Trips
Lost Coast Backpacking Trips

The Lost Coast is a stretch of California coastline so rugged State Highway 101 was forced to go around...leaving a coastal wilderness perfect for backpacking!

Lost Coast Trek
California Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

South of Yosemite sit Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, home of world-class treks with soaring peaks, glaciers, wildlife and more!

Sequoia-Kings Canyon Trips
Joshua Tree Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Explore a land of granite monoliths, otherworldly landscapes, unique desert forests, and spectacular camping and hiking!

Joshua Tree Hiking Tours

More About California Hiking Vacations

Why a Hiking Vacation in California?

California is a destination with world-famous and world-class hiking areas including Yosemite National Park (home of Half Dome), Joshua Tree, Death Valley, the Lost Coast and more. Yosemite could easily keep someone busy hiking and discovering for decades, and together all of our destinations in California offer a dramatic volume and diversity of offerings. Whichever destination you choose, it's guaranteed to be a unique, beautiful, and exciting adventure in iconic desert or mountain ecosystems.

What Type of California Hiking Trip?

We offer California backpacking trips, inn-based California hiking tours, basecamp hiking tours, and day hikes. Our California backpacking trips are in Yosemite, Death Valley, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, the Eastern Sierra and Lost Coast, and are adventurous trips for people looking to challenge themselves physically and experience remote areas. Inn-based and basecamp tours are all-inclusive, multi-day hiking packages that showcase the best trails in Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley. And day hikes allow visitors to maximize their time in Yosemite National park with a full-day hiking tour.

Join a California Hiking Tour or Hike On Your Own?

Many visitors to California hike on their own, and many choose to hike with a tour company. The advantages of joining a California hiking tour with Wildland Trekking are many:

  • Travel worry-free and enjoy having most logistics taken care of for you.
  • Enjoy a learning experience where guide interpretation brings your chosen destination to life in a way that would be difficult to match on your own.
  • Eat delicious meals, whether you're camping or on an inn-based tour.
  • Relax and let Wildland handle permits, fees, local transportation, gear...etc.
  • Enjoy a higher level of safety in areas that are potentially hazardous.