Got a few days off, a pair of healthy feet, and a pain threshold higher than Dean Karnazes? You can (possibly) blaze the length of America's Most Beautiful Trail
Since its peak in the early 20th century, the Salton Sea has suffered from increasing salinity, fish die-offs, and general neglect. But on a pair of kayak camping trips, one paddler found surprising beauty there
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In California's Big Pine Lakes basin, you can find the southernmost glacier in North America, for now.
San Diego is more than great views of the Pacific. These trails will take you through canyons, alpine, waterfalls, and more.
Get a different perspective on Lake Tahoe (and fewer crowds, too!) when you head into the mountains surrounding North Lake Tahoe
No one likes hiking in a crowd. Get all of the scenery and less of the lines with these alternatives to the big parks.
After pandemic restrictions forced Sharon Wu and her fiancé to reschedule their wedding, they set their eyes on a consolation prize: the rugged Trans-Catalina Trail.
Every fall, male spiders in search of mates crowd the rocks of the 5.7-mile Condor Gulch to High Peaks Loop.
From tiny foxes to giant sea cliffs, Channel Islands is a world all its own.
The Bay Area's best hikes range from enormous redwoods to waterfalls dropping straight to the sea.
The 53-mile Lost Coast Trail heads through some of California's last pristine beaches.
See the coast the way it was meant to be seen.
In the Los Padres National Forest, some of America's most impressive mammals roam alongside you.
Match a hard hike with the best cure for aching muscles on these essential trips.
See butterflies, redwoods, whales, and some of the most beautiful coastline any major metro area has to offer.
Find fields of poppies on this spring-perfect hike in the Chino Hills outside Lake Elsinore.
After wildfire forced the closure of Yosemite Valley, tourists head to the adjoining national parks instead.
Biologists aim for an accurate population estimate for California's cougars in a highly ambitious survey.
Extreme heat is interfering with search efforts for the missing woman, who disappeared in early June.
Access to the Monterey County coast should be restored by the end of July.
Find your own secret spot on this trek through the Sierra.
The "fire hydrant" technology would make it easier for firefighters to do water drops in remote areas.
Here's where to go for baby birds, blooming succulents, and butterflies.
The proposed 319-mile-trail will have to wait until a $9 million debt is settled.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife funds will go toward an easement along the river.
The state announced new efforts to fight the "catastrophic" environmental impacts of Mexican drug cartel marijuana operations.
The New Zealand woman resorted to drastic measures after falling and breaking her pelvis.
Homeowners in the area have fought to keep the beach private for years.
The mountain bikers attacked this week near North Bend did almost everything right--except run.
Wildlife officials trying to eradicate the destructive invasive rodent are struggling to keep up.
A wildlife official euthanized the big cat after it was injured by a car on Santa Rosa Creek Road.
Our intrepid Los Angeles scout tests himself against firestarting skills tests, battles of wits, and a very real-feeling fake war zone in the U.S.’s first installment of the trail run/obstacle course/survival skills competition.
California's redwood forests are under siege from climate change, development, and fire suppression--but there's still hope for conservation success.
The country's first national recreation trail has been closed since 2009.
Forget non-native palm trees, argues this Angeles National Forest crew leader.
Proposed solutions include capping the number of people allowed in the Valley.
Where to go for the most interesting natural features, from glaciers to rock dikes
The 54-year-old slid 15 feet and hit his head on boulders.
Others argue that tech can't fully explain risky outdoor behaviors.
The national monument's long-awaited management plan prioritizes environmental protection over development.
The Redwoods Rising plan aims to bring back redwood forests to previously logged zones.
The popular path was closed after suffering major damage in a 2016 wildfire.
Sen. Mike McGuire's bill would create a 300-mile trail through wine and redwood country.