The National Parks of California

California is one of the most diverse states, with stunning coastlines and incredible forests.

Within its confines are almost 1/6 of America’s National Parks, representing the best of America’s scenery.

9

California’s newest national park.

Pinnacles National Park

8

It’s also one of the best places to see the night sky in California.

Joshua Tree National Park

7

Thanks to boat-only access, it’s comparatively empty, which means you are generally free from tourists.

Channel Islands National Park

6

This area has all four types of volcanoes, alpine lakes, and tons of camping.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

5

This is one of the most slept-on national parks in the country.

Death Valley National Park

4

Looking for epic backpacking routes, this beautiful section of the Sierra Nevada range will give you goosebumps.

Kings Canyon National Park

3

This lush environment has the world’s tallest trees.

Redwood National & StateParks

2

Home to Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental US.

Sequoia National Park

1

Has everything from towering rock walls, gorgeous waterfalls. backcountry hiking to avoid the crowds.

Yosemite National Park

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