Take A Hike


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Explore the trails in your favorite park
Come and explore popular day hikes in more than 150 state parks that are featured in the "Day Hiker's Guide to California State Parks".  ("Day Hiker's Guide to California State Parks" is published by The Trailmaster, Inc.  © 2007.  Trail descriptions and maps have been reproduced with the permission of the author.)
 Day Hiker's Guide Trails Search
 

Capitol Walks City Walks Sacramento is part of the department's Take a Hike! program aimed at keeping us healthy and fit. Forget the doughnut at break and the "double-double cheese burger" at lunch; instead download the City Walks - Sacramento walking map and brochure. Choose from 10 different walks that all start from the Capitol. more...
 Brochure/Map (PDF, 2 pages)
 2014 Hike Schedule


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Walks in the City - San Diego
San Diego County Parks and Recreation has partnered with State Parks to encourage walking for health and wellness for San Diego County employees. Offering eight walks varying in length from .08 to 2.9 miles SanDiego joins the popular State Parks� program Take a Hike! City Walks.
 Brochure (pdf)

 Family walking About the Program
Hiking in your state parks is more than just a walk in the park.  It’s an exciting and affordable way to improve your health, control your weight, and enjoy the magnificent beauty of California with your family and friends.
 Get Fit Outdoors
 Hiking Safety
 What to Wear
 Where to Start?

 Trail The Take A Hike! Trails
Hiking in your state parks is more than just a walk in the park.  It�s an exciting and affordable way to improve your health, control your weight, and enjoy the magnificent beauty of California with your family and friends.
 Take a Hike! Trail Maps
 On the Trail
 Respect the Parks
 All state parks with trails

Printable Brochures

Take A Hike Brochure
Learn about the program and how you can participate
(PDF 1.3 mb, 2 pages)

City Walks Sacramento
Get out and see the city with these fun walks in downtown Sacramento!
(PDF 700 kb, 2 pages)

Jerry Brown
Governor

John Laird
Secretary for Resources

Major General Anthony L. Jackson (Ret.)
California State Parks Director

California State Parks Take a Hike! is a program of California State Parks and is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.