Hiking

Below is a list of fun and adventurous hiking locations throughout Southern California I believe any van or RV nomad will enjoy. Each of these locations is easily accessible for a van or RV; except Catalina Island of course. 

Exploring

Amboy Crater

Previous Next Overview: Amboy Crater is located off Route 66 in the middle of the Mojave desert in one of the youngest volcanic fields in

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Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves

Overview: The Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves is a memorable adventure for any van or RV nomad looking to explore the Anza-Borrego Desert Park. If you

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Bend Oregon

Previous Next Overview: Bend Oregon is one of my favorite places to visit in my van. The town is extremely friendly towards van life and

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Town

Big Bear

Previous Next Overview: Big Bear has it all; hiking, camping, mountain biking, snow skiing, boondocking, sailing, horseback riding, good restaurants, bars, and much more. This

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Biking

Black Star Canyon

Previous Next Overview: Black Star Canyon is located in the Santa Ana Mountains by Irvine Reservoir and has a rich, violent history. It is a

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Hiking

Bridge to Nowhere

Previous Next Overview: Hiking to the Bridge to Nowhere is a fantastic option for van or RV nomads wishing to get out of the city

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Town

Catalina Island

Previous Next Overview: Santa Catalina Island is located 29 miles from Long Beach and is an amazing destination for any van or RV lifer looking

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Camping

Chino Hills State Park

Previous Next Overview: Chino Hills State Park is a 14,102-acre park right in the middle of Los Angeles that is perfect for any van or

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Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Previous Next Overview: Crystal Cove State Park is a great place for any van or RV nomad looking to explore the Southern California coast while

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Eagle Rock

Previous Next Overview Eagle Rock is a fun destination for any van or RV nomad who wants a quick day hike to see a unique

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Park

Franklin Canyon Park

Previous Next Overview: Franklin Canyon Park is one of the hidden jewels of Los Angeles. The park is located less than 3-miles from the crowds

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National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Previous Next Overview: Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding Jackson Hole area is a hot bed for van life during the summer months. There

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Hiking

Hiking the Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs Trail

Nestled within the rugged landscapes of the Mojave Desert, the Gold Strike Canyon Hot Springs Trail offers avid hikers a thrilling adventure filled with breathtaking scenery, challenging terrain, and the ultimate reward—a rejuvenating soak in natural hot springs.

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Hurricane Cliffs BLM

Previous Next Overview: Hurricane Cliffs Recreational Area BLM is one of my favorite places to boondock and visit as a van lifer. It’s only 10min

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Hiking

Indian Canyons

Previous Next Overview Indian Canyons makes a wonderful adventure for any van or RV nomad who wants to hike and learn more about the Indian

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Hiking

Iron Mountain

Previous Next Overview Iron Mountain is a great place to go hiking for any van or RV nomad. Iron Mountain is located between the cities

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Exploring

Kelso Sand Dunes

Previous Next Overview The Kelso Sand Dunes are a great place for any van or RV nomad to visit who wants to explore the vast

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Boating

Lake Arrowhead

Previous Next Overview Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernadino Mountains and is a perfect place for any van or RV nomad who wants

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Camping

Malibu Creek State Park

Previous Next Overview Malibu Creek State Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The park has camping, hiking,

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Hiking

Mt Baldy

Previous Next Overview: Mt. Baldy is an excellent adventure for any van or RV nomad looking to escape the city for the mountains for the

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Paddle Boarding

Newport Beach Back Bay

Previous Next Overview: Newport Beach Back Bay is a wonderful place to spend the day for any van or RV nomad. Back Bay offers its

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Park

Point Mugu State Park

Overview Point Mugu State Park has everything a van and RV nomad could want. The park offers a vast amount of hiking and mountain biking

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St. George

Overview: St. George has it all for any van or RV lifer. This medium sized town of 180k people has some of the most beautiful

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Hiking

Tahquitz Canyon

Previous Next Overview: Tahquitz Canyon a great quick getaway in Palm Springs. The canyon is one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of

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Hiking

Three Sisters Falls

Previous Next Overview: Three Sisters Falls Trail is a fun day hike for any van lifer looking for an adventure out of the city. The

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Hiking

Trail of a 100 Giants

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Adventure Rating  2.8/5 The Trail of 100 Giants, located within the Sequoia National Forest in California, beckons van lifers to

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Hiking

Whitewater Preserve

Previous Next Overview: The Whitewater Preserve is a great place to visit if you are traveling through the Palm Springs and Joshua Tree areas.  The

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Biking

Whiting Ranch

Previous Next Overview: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is a great day trip for any van lifer looking to go hiking or mountain biking. The park

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National Park

Zion National Park

Previous Next Overview: Zion National Park needs no introduction. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful national parks in all of America. It is a

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