RECREATION: OUTDOORS

lake camping, hiking trails, hot springs

REI gear



California, Off the Beaten Path

People flock to the West Coast for numerous reasons, but ideal weather and stunning scenery are among the top. The Golden State offers not only the wine country, gold country foothills and the ocean side villages, but many miles of rural lands and true wilderness. Deep river gorges, waterfalls, alpine lakes, granite mountain peaks, redwood forests, sand dunes, petroglyphs, high and low lying deserts. Hike, bike, backpack, climb, kayak, fish, horseback or snowmobile. Off-road to a local hot springs, attend a music festival next to a river, or spent a weekend on a yoga hiking fitness retreat. The possibilities are endless. Outdoor recreation options are super abundant in California.

Outdoor Activities


horseback rides
Animals

dog parks, wildlife preserves, horseback rides, horse packs

best camping
Camp

RV parks, campgrounds, campsites, backpacking

wildflower picnic
Leisure

caves, petroglyphs, wildflowers, wine tasting

stargazing
Sky

night skies, stargazing, meteor showers, telescopes


winter snow
Snow

snowmobiling, snow skiing, cross country, sledding spots

boat rentals
Water

fishing lakes, creeks, rivers, reservoirs, boat rentals

4WD trails
Wheels

back roads, biking, 4x4 rentals, routes, OHV trails

park ranger
Parks & Forests

state parks, national parks, national forest, BLM



California Activities