California has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. In the north you will see snow capped mountains and fertile redwoods, whilst the south sees deserts and canyons rule the terrain. Partly due to the state’s western coastline and partly thanks to its placement upon a tectonic rift, the cities and roads of California weave a collage of diversity. Adventurous travelers staying at the Good Nite Inn will be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the national parks of the state.
This blog will explore some of the most fascinating, expansive and exciting national parks in California. Whether you’re staying at the hotels in Rohnert Park CA or in the northern mountains of the state, you’re never far from adventure.
Stretching across 71,000 acres, the Point Reyes National Seashore is a Marin County nature reserve that has regularly been cited as among the cleanest beaches in the state. The Point Reyes National Seashore is home to seal colonies thanks to how its been cut off from the mainland by Tomales Bay, providing peace and quiet save for the crashing waves along the 180 square mile park’s many coves and cliffs. Between december and March visitors can witness over 20,000 gray whales as they migrate along the Atlantic shores whilst the many walking trails offer beautiful insights into cultural, historic and geological history, including the start of the 100,000 kilometer Discovery Trail and the 2 kilometer Earthquake Trail
Redwood National Park
Guests at the Good Nite Inn Redwood City needn’t travel farup the coast for one of the best national parks in the state. The Redwood National State Park actually consists of a national park and three state parks that span over 560 square kilometers in north California. Redwood National Park offers you the chance to see some of the oldest trees in the world and old-growth rainforest environments.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California, just east of Los Angeles. Easily reachable within two hours from Los Angeles and the best hotels in Calabasas, Joshua Tree National Park is famous for its rare yucca tree species, for which the Park was named after. Weird rock formations and sparkling crystals abound, Joshua Tree National Park is a haven for bouldering and star gazers who come for the clear night skies.
King Range is situated in northern California’s Humboldt County. Situated on the coast, the mountain range bounds the longest stretch of wild coastline – over a 100 km of.
Look at a map of California and you’ll see that Highways 1 and 101 run along the entire coast, except for a 65-mile slice between Eureka and Rockport known as the Lost Coast. This section, protected by the King Range national conservation area, is the longest stretch of wild beach in California and provides beautiful views over the dramatic coastline. With trails into the mountains and beaches alike, this wild and rugged area is home to seagulls, bears and many other wild animals.