California has some great “monster trails” like the first 1630 miles of the PCT, the ADT, the Bay Area Ridge Trail or the Big Foot Trail. All of these trails are more than 350 Miles and are a serious commitment that takes, at a minimum, several weeks.

This is an attempt to make a collection of great trails in California that can be scompleted in no longer than 2 week.

1.Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows – Yosemite Valley, California

Trail Map – Distance 21 Miles

Cathedral Lake on the Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows trail.

2. The Ohlone Wilderness Trail – Livermore, California

Trail Map – Distance 27 Miles

West Waddell Creek State Park

3. Trans-Catalina Trail – Catalina Island, California

Trail Map – Distance 37 Miles

A view from the trail across Catalina

4. Lost Coast Trail – Petrolia, California

Trail Map – Distance 24 Miles

Hiking on perfect beaches with crashing waves, Im okay with that!

5. Marble Mountain Wilderness Loop – Northern California

Trail Map – Distance 29 Miles

Marble Mountain Wilderness

6. San Bernadino Mountain Traverse – Angelus Oaks, California

Trail Map – Distance 18 Miles

A view from the shoulder of Anderson Peak

7. Deadman Canyon Loop – Sequoia National Park, California

Trail Map – Distance 52 Miles

Maybe this one might be better on horse back!

8. South Lake to North Lake – Bishop, California

Trail Map – Distance 52 Miles

King’s Canyon national Park

9. Theodore Solomons Trail – Yosemite Valley, California

Trail Map – Distance 245 Miles

Yosemite Valley

10. Tahoe to Yosemite Trail – Tahoma, California

Trail Map – Distance 170 Miles

Yosemite National Park Vernal Fall