California has SO many national parks, and even though we’ve been to many, we have not visited all of them. For this summer’s road trip, we made a point to hit Redwoods, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacle AND Channel Islands National Parks (in that order, but spread across 2 weeks). I’ll spare you the overload and break this into 2 posts: Northern and Southern CA National Parks.
Redwoods NP is on the northern coast of California and is known for forests full of the world’s tallest living tree: the redwood.
Redwoods can reach nearly 380 feet, standing taller than the Statue of Liberty (305 feet). Their bases are 22 feet in diameter, bigger than some bedrooms and living rooms! They can live up to 2000 years, so it’s no longer they grow to be so massive.
We drove through the whole park, even the permit-only road (Tall Trees), stopping to do about 10 miles in hikes. Trillium Falls and Stout Grove were our favorite hikes.