The park is roughly six hours from Los Angeles and four hours from San Francisco, making it the ideal summer road trip destination.
Situated in Northern California, Redwood National and State Parks are about 6 hours from San Francisco or Portland, but the destination more than justifies the effort.
Two of the most popular California National Parks, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, sit adjacent and are jointly managed by the National Park Service.
Point Reyes National Seashore is a vast expanse of protected coastline in Northern California’s Marin County that houses over 1,500 plants and animal species.
Adventure seekers will love Santa Cruz Island, which offers opportunities for sea cave kayaking, diving, snorkeling, hiking, and camping.