New Trips This Week: Tennessee, California, and Oregon

BACKPACKER mappers log the Walls of Jericho in Tennessee, Three Fingered Jack in Oregon and the Ano Nuevo State Natural Reserve in California. Download and go now!

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For a more casual adventure, cruise down Highway 1 from San Francisco to the Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve to meet the world’s largest colony of northern elephant seals. Though these 14-foot, 2-ton behemoths are most prevalent during winter mating season, Año Nuevo’s sun-bleached shores and picturesque beaches make the park a must-see destination year-round.

For more sweet excursions, dive into the thousands of trips already mapped on our Destinations page. Otherwise, sit tight – we’ll satisfy your map cravings with three more four-star hikes next week.

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