California Hiking Options For 2020

Big Hikes for the year based on when I have time off:

  1. Backpack Zaca Ridge Distance: 3-5 Miles (6-10 Miles roundtrip). Elevation: 2200′
  2. Backpack Ocean View Summit Loop 6 Miles Round Trip – 600 ft gain – Loop Trail
  3. Backpack to Duck Lake 8 Miles Round Trip – 1362 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail
  4. Backpack the Boy Scout’s Trail in Joshua Tree 8 Miles Round Trip – 600 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail
  5. Backpack to Panamint Dunes 8 Miles Round Trip – Out-and-Back Trail (Stargazing)
  6. Backpack to the “Waterfall Camp” in Desolation Wilderness 10.5 Miles Round Trip – 840 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail
  7. Backcountry Camp at Big Basin’s Sunset Trail Camp 12 Miles Round Trip – Out-and-Back Trail
  8. Backpack the Bear Valley to Coast Camp Loop 15.09 Miles Round Trip – 2834 ft gain – Loop Trail
  9. Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest 15.5 Miles Round Trip – 1775 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail
  10. Backpack Ansel Adams’ Banner Lake 15.6 Miles Round Trip – 1307 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail (Stargazing)
  11. Climb Cone Peak in Big Sur (Sea to Sky Backpacking Route) 23 Miles Round Trip – 5300 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail
  12. Backpack atop Donohue Pass 25 Miles Round Trip – 2456 ft gain – Out-and-Back Trail Spend a night atop one of the highest passes along the JMT/PCT. Take in views across the Eastern Sierra and down through Lyell Canyon. You’ll have the opportunity to bag Donohue Peak (12,023 ft.) or Mt. Lyell (the tallest in Yosemite at 13,114 ft.).
  13. Backpack the Rae Lakes Loop 46 Miles Round Trip – Loop Trail
  14. Backpack from Onion Valley to Mt. Whitney 47.51 Miles Round Trip – Point-to-Point Trail
  15. Backpack the Pine Ridge in Big Sur, North Coast Ridge Loop 50 Miles Round Trip – 3000 ft gain – Loop Trail

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