A journey into the history, sights, and culture of CA.
Pómniv (meaning both 'trail', and "his/her/its past tracks" in the Luiseño/Payómkawichum/Pechanga Indian language) is an 800 mile historic urban and rural route. It can be completed at one time or in sections.
The route is educational, encourages people to exercise, provides mental well-being, and promotes creativity.
Multiple route choices.
With countless things to see and do, there's something for everyone! Visit the 21 CA Missions, walk through botanical gardens, ride a roller-coaster at Knott's Berry Farm, see where the Monarch Butterfly hibernates for the winter, eat fresh CA cuisine, dine in a multitude of ethnic restaurants, stay at historic hotels, and spend the night in an actual Mission.
Signage along the route keeps you informed of where you're headed. Our website provides up-to-date information on what to see, local restaurants, and where to spend the night. Future plans include digital experiences to keep you informed and entertained throughout the entire 800 mile long journey.
where to stay
As a Pómniv member, you'll get exclusive deals on hotels and be linked into home-stay partners like Servas. A bed and shower will be waiting for you at the end of each day.
what to eat
Local diners, international treats, and fresh produce are found along the Pómniv route. Explore CA and see why so many people call this great state their home!