California’s Most Iconic Peak Bagging Options

When you feel like hiking isn’t enough anymore, you can always upgrade your mountain adventures. Peak bagging is an increasing trend in California. If you plan your vacation here and you are a mountain enthusiast, you should consider this exciting adventure.

Challenging yourself to conquer more than one peak in a short period of time is something that will allow you to reach the next level of your hiking adventures. Before embracing this experience, be sure your body is ready for the journey since California’s hiking trails can be quite challenging.

Hikers who want to enjoy peak bagging in California can choose between the southern and northern region of the state. If they choose the southern territory, they will be able to conquer up to six peaks. The northern part involves only three peaks. Some of these trails are highly technical and they require a lot of experience and endurance.

Peak bagging In Northern California

Hikers can reach the summit of three of the most favorite peaks in the region if they choose to board in a peak bagging adventure in Shasta Cascade region in Northern California.

Lassen Peak, Shasta Bally and Mount Shasta are the three mountain peaks that will challenge your endurance but will also mesmerize you with breathtaking views and incredible landscapes.

Lassen Peak

Lassen Peak

Elevation: 10,457 feet

This Californian landmark is visible throughout the entire Cascade region and it is a great start for the peak bagging adventure, Lassen Peak being the most accessible volcano in the area.

Shasta Bally

Shasta Bally

Elevation: 6,199 feet

Being known by the mountain biking community for its amazing trails, Shasta Bally is the tallest mountain in the Whiskeytown region.

Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta

Elevation: 14179 feet

The youngest major volcano in the Cascade region, Mount Shata is a majestic mountain peak known for its beautiful sights that include a vast wilderness, unique wildflowers and beautiful waterfalls.

Ending the Northern California peak bagging adventure on this mountain peak will surely make you crave for similar experiences.

Peak bagging In Southern California

If you started your peak bagging adventure in Northern California and you want to continue challenging yourself, the southern part of the state is waiting for you with six unbelievably beautiful mountain peaks.

Mount Wilson                  

Mount Wilson

Elevation – 5,710 feet

Mount Wilson is a great starting point for your Southern California peak bagging adventure. The view from the top is not as impressive as the view from other mountain peak, but this is only the beginning of this adventure so don’t skip it.

Cucamonga Peak

Cucamonga Peak

Elevation: 5,710 feet

If Mount Wilson’s top views were not that amazing, the views from Cucamonga are truly incredible since from atop you can see most of the region’s mountain peaks.

Mount San Antonio   

Mount San Antonio

Elevation: 10,068 feet

Better known as Mount Baldy, this mountain provides a gradual climb that will allow you to enjoy the mountain scenery. From atop you’ll be able to admire a beautiful view of the Mount Harwood.

San Bernardino Peak

San Bernardino Peak

Elevation: 10,649 feet

The fourth mountain peak in your peak bagging adventure offers only amazing views and a nice hike to the top.

Mount San Jacinto

Mount San Jacinto

Elevation: 10,834 feet

If you look at the elevation, you probably know that all the views from atop are wonderful. You can see almost the entire region and all its beautiful landmarks.

San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio

Elevation: 11,503 feet

There are several trails that lead up to San Gorgonio and all of them offer great landscapes and amazing nature treasures to be discovered. The final peak of your peak bagging in Southern California will make you appreciate all the effort invested in this adventure.

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