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Girl Scouts know all the best places to backpack! If you're looking for a one nighter or a whole week of backpacking adventures, we've got recommendations for you. Check out the below slideshow for our favorite spots and keep scrolling for detailed trip plans you can download with everything you need to know.

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Central California

Forbush Flats

An easy trek to an old homestead site. 3.4 miles, 1 night.

Manzana Creek Trail
Hike to a rare, year long water source. 9 miles, 1 night.

Sespe Creek Trail
A flat hike through a beautiful canyon. 8.6 miles, 1 night.

Southeast Sierra

Cottonwood Lakes Basin

Moderate hike at 10,000 - 11,000 feet. 11 miles, 4 nights.

Little Lakes Valley

Very easy trek with stunning views. 12 miles, 4 nights.

Mt. Whitney

A strategic plan to tackle Mt. Whitney. 70 miles, 9 nights.

The Minarets to Tuolumne Meadows
Breathtaking views of granite peaks. 34 miles, 6 nights.

Southern California

San Jacinto Peak

Palm Springs Aerial Tram starts your trip. 5 miles, 2 nights.

Northern Sierra

Lake Aloha

A good first or second backpacking trip. 7 miles, 4 nights.

Southwest Sierra

Evolution Valley/Evolution Basin

Moderate trek with day hike options. 36 miles, 7 nights.

Graveyard Lakes Basin

A stunning trip through the Sierras. 26 miles, 7 nights.

Rae Lake Loop

A popular trip with world-class views. 46 miles, 6 nights.