Serious Snow in the Sierra Nevada

california snow

snow shoe tracks

Here at Total Escape we feature ONLY local travel in California. Much of it is free or inexpensive, primarily on the back roads – with abundant nature and outdoor activities.

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We list only the mom-n-pop, independent lodges – without the chain hotels and giant resorts. We list all cabins, RV parks, yurts, campgrounds and tent cabins. Sledding hills, snow mobile areas, hot springs, indian petroglyphs, old mining camps and ghost towns. Off roading areas, massive sand dunes, and all the desert parks. Hiking, biking, kayaking and so much more. We have ice skating rinks listed, bike rental shops, and every wilderness area in the Golden State.

Explore this site – we have over 8000 pages on just California.


Reservoir Canyon Trail, San Luis Obispo, Central Coast California



Joss House Chinese Temple in Weaverville, California



Footed Rock @ Bald Rock, Berry Creek, CA

stay on trails

winter hikes

mountain biking


Fairs & Festivals

fairs, festivals & events