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California National Historic Trail

California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming
Activities
  • Arts & Culture
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Historical
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drive
  • Tours
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A river running through Carlin Canyon along the California National Historic Trail in Nevada
About the Park

Running over a total of 1,000 miles scattered across 10 states, the California National Historic Trail traces one of the greatest mass migrations in American history in the mid-1800s as over 250,000 emigrants traveled westwards towards the promises of golden fields and rich farmlands of California.

Death Valley National Park

California
Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Children's Programs
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historical
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Roading
  • Scenic Drive
  • Shopping
  • Stargazing
  • Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
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About the Park

America’s lowest, hottest, and driest national park, adventurous visitors enjoy Death Valley for its many extremes and mysteries such as the sailing stones.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

California
Activities
  • Biking
  • Arts & Culture
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Children's Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Water Activities
  • Wildlife Viewing
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About the Park

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, offers much to its many visitors every year.

Joshua Tree National Park

California
Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Children's Programs
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Roading
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Shopping
  • Stargazing
  • Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
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About the Park

Visitors can explore 800,000 acres of beautiful terrain in Joshua Tree National Park, where wildlife thrives in temperatures over 100 degrees.

Lava Beds National Monument

California
Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Caving
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Historical
  • Off-Roading
  • Picnicking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Shopping
  • Skiing
  • Stargazing
  • Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
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About the Park

At the Lava Beds National Monument visitors can explore more than 500 lava tube caves, created over the last half-million years by volcanic eruptions.

Point Reyes National Seashore

California
Activities
  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Children's Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Wildlife Viewing
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sun shines on rugged beach where ocean meets mountainside
About the Park

California's Point Reyes includes sand beaches, brush hillside, and forested ridges. The seashore offers hiking, events, and wildlife exploration programs.

Redwood National Park

California
Activities
  • Biking
  • Arts & Culture
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Children's Programs
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Off-Roading
  • Scenic Drive
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
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About the Park

Some of the tallest and oldest trees on Earth are in Redwood National Park and State Parks, managed jointly by National Park Service and California State Parks.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

California
Activities
  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Children's Programs
  • Climbing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
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tree on hill with large hills in background
About the Park

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area includes Malibu beaches, hiking trails, and cultural Native American sites.

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Starry sky in Joshua Tree National Park
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