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Hiking Inn to Inn

Hike inn to inn - Savor the journey and the destination. Leave the car behind, explore the wild and sleep in a comfortable inn each night.

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Newport to San Clemente (2) 2 Replies

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Rodeo Beach to Olema hike 1 Reply

Started by Cynthia Giovannini. Last reply by Tom Courtney Nov 11.

Walking in Santa Barbara 1 Reply

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Oceanside to La Jolla 1 Reply

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Lodging for San Francisco to Half Moon Bay 25 Replies

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Take a California vacation hiking from inn-to-inn

Welcome to the Walkabout Community

We invite you to read and share stories about inn to inn vacations, in California and around the world.

With a light daypack and a few reservations you can travel for days on California's breathtaking coastline or in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, each night recovering your energy with a delicious meal, a comfortable bed, and maybe even a hot tub. Hiking inn to inn is an age old tradition. Enjoy and share stories, pictures and resources about human-powered travel from around the world.

Learn more about inn to inn hiking vacations in California, become a member, or purchase Walkabout guides or the books.

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Hiking Point Reyes Tule Elk Reserve

We round a curve and halt.  A herd of 50 female tule elk crosses our trail.  There are three males.  Two are smaller, but one is massive, standing tall above his harem, with a huge candelabra rack, seven points on each antler.  He looks like he is having a very good…


Posted by Tom Courtney on November 10, 2016 at 9:00am

La Jolla to Mexico - Hiking Inn-to-Inn

Stand on cliffs overlooking La Jolla Bay, and take in the abundance of wildlife.  Migrating whales feed close to shore.  Sea lions bark a noisy chorus from offshore outcroppings.  Harbor seals lounge on sheltered beaches.  Dolphins, leopard sharks, shovel-nose guitarfish, and…


Posted by Tom Courtney on November 2, 2016 at 10:30pm

San Francisco to Half Moon Bay - Hiking Inn-to-Inn

From San Francisco’s Cliff House, Ocean Beach beckons.  Broad and flat, it stretches as far as you can see, disappearing into the mist.  Stride out on 9 miles of uninterrupted beach to start this 30-mile, 4-day walkabout.  Urban life fades as you hike a coast that is extraordinarily…


Posted by Tom Courtney on November 2, 2016 at 7:00pm

Hiking Carson Pass to Winnemucca and Round Top Lakes

Driving across the Sierra Nevada Mountains and need to stretch your legs?  Take this short and beautiful High Sierra hike to two pretty alpine lakes.

We hiked this trail in late July.  It was still spring time in the high country.  The…


Posted by Tom Courtney on August 9, 2016 at 9:30am


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