Best Mountains for Climbers and Hikers in California

Best Mountains for Climbers and Hikers in California

The diverse terrain of California makes it a perfect option for many outdoor activities. From surfing to skiing to fishing, there are many activities that you can engage in when visiting the state. It’s unsurprising, at 424 thousand square kilometers and situated on a huge tectonic rift, the state has amassed a wide range of sub-Saharan, tropical, and cold climates as well as some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the USA. it’s no surprise then, that so many people visit Good Nite Inn Buena Park accommodation as well as many other hotels across the state.

The diverse terrain paired with the wanderlust of more adventurous vacationers means that from the Good Nite Inn Calabasas to Sacramento, travelers’ prep well in advance for hikes and climbs across California’s most beautiful landscapes. This blog will explore some of the most prominent mountains in the State that are primed for climbing.

Mount Tamalpais

Mount Tamalpais

Marin County’s favorite mountain trail might be small compared to others on this list but Tamalpais sure packs a punch when it comes to the diversity of its trails. Below the 784 metre peak, you’ll find a variety of trails suited to all experience levels, and pleasant weather to match.

San Jacinto Peak

San Jacinto Peak

For a family day out, you could do a lot worse than San Jacinto Peak. Though stretching over 10,000 feet into the Palm Desert air, San Jacinto advertises itself as a family-friendly mountain trail. Though you most likely will work up a bit of a sweat, the steady incline makes way for stunning panoramic views across the Palm Springs reserve and town.

Mount Diller

With rocky, snowy peaks, this can be a tough climb but is nestled in the heart of Northern California’s fascinating Lassen Volcanic Park. Mount Diller itself was once a volcano as are several of its neighboring peaks which include Reading Peak, Loomis Peak and Broke off Mountain, all of which are also well worth a climb.

Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains are located just outside of Oxnard and Camarillo and close to hotels such as the Good Nite Inn. This collection of mountains is connected to the Temescal Mountain loop and stretches to 948 metres at its highest point and has a collection of peaks to try out for yourself. Be careful to pack plenty of water though, this beautiful collection of mountains can get very hot during the warm seasons.

Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountains are part of the San Francisco Peninsula and are easily reachable from Redwood City Hotels. Gentle and fertile, these hills are surrounded by beautiful redwood forests and the Pacific coastline, as well as some of the best vineyards in the country.

Eagle Peak

Located in Diablo State Park and close to the San Francisco Bay, Eagle Peak is close to a town named San Luis Obispo. The area may be beautiful but is very remote, even locals don’t visit often. Even more for visitors willing to stray from the beaten track then, because the views from the 722-metre peak will reveal that there is a near-endless supply of mountains for you to climb, all stretching over the Northern Californian skyline.