California Mission Walkers

The Hiker’s Guidebook

The fully-updated second edition Hiker’s Guidebook is now available!

The second edition of The Hiker’s Guide to California’s 21 Spanish Missions Along El Camino Real by the California Mission Walkers includes detailed day-by-day plans, turn-by-turn directions along with GPS navigation files, lodging and dining options, full-color photos and route overview maps, and over two hundred points of interest along the 800-mile walk from San Diego to Sonoma.

The daily walking plans are flexible for use by a solo thru-hiker or by a group of day-hikers. This second edition guidebook is based on Butch Briery’s 2012 first edition, with the benefit of an additional ten years of Mission Walking experience contributed by dozens of hikers. The 400-page paperback book price is $21 + Shipping & Handling. If you would like to purchase one, please Email the California Mission Walkers.

Shipping & Handling rates are $4 for USPS Media Mail (5-15 days), $6 for USPS First Class Parcel (2-5 days), and $9 for USPS Priority Mail (1-3 days).

The 2nd Edition Hiker’s Guidebook is also available on Amazon as an e-book for the Kindle App on your phone for $6.99:

Also available is the original “Camino Serra Guidebook” three-ring binding that details the North to South Serra mission walk from Sonoma to Carmel, by Ron “Butch” Briery. The cost is $10 + S&H.


The following items are available for California Mission Walkers:

El Camino Real Pilgrim’s Credential / Passport, by Martha Lopez, $2.50 Email Martha

El Camino Real Mission Walkers 3″ patch, $5.00 Email California Mission Walkers

Starter Kit containing the 2nd Edition Hiker’s Guidebook, the Pilgrim’s Credential, and the Mission Walkers patch, $34, includes first class shipping. Email California Mission Walkers

California Mission Walkers Calling cards (25), $3.50 Email California Mission Walkers

4″ Mission Walkers Welcome Here decal: $3.00 for the two-sided window decal, $2.50 for the one-sided bumper sticker. Email California Mission Walkers

Other Books

Pilgrimage: In Search of the Real California Missions – Is the story of author Christian Clifford’s 800-mile journey on foot of the California Missions Trail where he learned many lessons from those who blazed the Trail before him—indigenous, Spanish, and mestizo. Not a guidebook, but an inspirational story of one man immersing himself in California mission history on the mission walk. If you would like to purchase one, please Email the author, Christian Clifford.

Book cover for Pilgrimage: In Search of the Real California Missions

Other Items

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”—Steve Maraboli

There is no right path. Only one that allows you to sleep soundly and wake up excited.”—Jennifer Louden

Shirts, Hats, Water Bottles, Coffee Cups, and more

California Mission Walkers Printify Store – Our new store, created by Pam!

Gavin Arts has beautiful pin, t-shirt, and map designs of the missions and Father Sera

California Bell Company, Originators of the 1906 El Camino Real Mission Bell, sells many different bell sizes and styles

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