California Mission Walkers

The Hiker’s Guidebook by Butch Briery

Most mission walkers follow the route detailed in Ron “Butch” Briery’s book, “The Original Hiker’s Guide to California’s 21 Spanish Mission Along El Camino Real,” which he first detailed in 2011 and updated several times. This guide covers the entire walking route from San Diego to Sonoma. Most people find it pretty useful. It has a three-ring binding. The cost is $15 + Shipping & Handling. If you would like to purchase one, please Email the California Mission Walkers.
Shipping & Handling rates are $3 for USPS Media Mail (5-15 days), $5 for USPS First Class Parcel (2-5 days), and $8 for USPS Priority Mail (1-3 days).

The Hiker’s Guidebook is also available on Amazon as an e-book for Kindle.

Download the Addendum for Hiker’s Guide – Oct 2021 for the Hiker’s Guidebook to get the latest route updates and information.

Also available is the “Camino Serra Guidebook” 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 Hiker’s Guidebook, the Pilgrim’s Credential, and the Mission Walkers patch, $25, 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. The cost is $15 + Shipping & Handling. If you would like to purchase one, please Email the California Mission Walkers.

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

Zazzle store – (wait for a sale or use the discount code ORDERSHIPTEN to get 10% off)

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

In every endeavor, people make the difference, and just one person has the power to make a profound difference in the lives of so many people.” —Lowell Milken

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