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Backpacker Magazine – May 2010

Local Hikes: California/Nevada/Hawaii

Hike to the world's best tropical campsite, see elephant seals, and trek through poppies. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)

by: Ted Alvarez, Shannon Davis, and Kim Phillips.

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(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Map by Andrew Matranga.)

Dave Miller

Newark, CA
A budding photographer, Miller spent 50 days last year hiking Northern California trails while scouting for wildlife to shoot. 
Favorite hike Tomales Point Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

Casey Schreiner
West Hollywood, CA
Favorite hike High Peaks Loop Trail, Pinnacles NM, CA

Gail Steele-Moyer
Las Vegas, NV
Favorite hike Sisquoc River Trail, Dick Smith Wilderness, CA

Quick City Escapes
Amazon’s best-selling guidebook authors choose killer dayhikes near…

Los Angeles from Jerry Schad
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide, Afoot and Afield, $20
> Gabrielino Trail to Sturtevant Falls, Angeles NF
> Solstice Canyon Trail, Santa Monica Mountains NRA
> Bear Canyon Trail, Angeles NF

Las Vegas from Branch Whitney
Hiking Las Vegas: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of the Strip, Huntington Press, $18
> Monument Traverse from Black Velvet trailhead, Red Rocks SP
> Pine Creek Trail, Red Rocks SP
> Lost Creek Trail, Red Rocks SP

San Francisco from Ann Marie Brown
101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area, Moon Outdoors, $18
> Matt Davis/Steep Ravine Loop, Mt. Tamalpais SP
> Sky Trail, Point Reyes NS
> Berry Creek Loop, Big Basin Redwoods SP

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