there are plenty of places
you need to be fit though>>532947
yeah, california has the best forests on earth
they are not as well known because california has many other tourist attractions which divert attention
but the sierra mountains are the best looking wilderness on planet earth
better than colorado, alaska, oregon, anywhere in europe, etc.
for some reason yosemite is also a focal point of quintessential californian wilderness, but there are far better places within the same sierra mountain range.
so you could also call yosemite another tourist trap