California National Parks Road Trip

Easy and unforgettable plan to do the loop through National Parks from San Francisco to Yosemite and more

Starting in San Francisco, your first stop on a California National Parks Road Trip is Golden Gate National Recreation Area

After you cross the bridge, enjoy stops in the Muir Headlands and Muir Woods.

Redwoods National Park is next on your road trip

Easy hiking through towering trees make the Redwoods and Eureka a favorite stop in Northern California.

Head east to Mount Lassen National Volcanic Park next

Epic mountains landscapes like Death Valley and geothermal features like Yellowstone National Park

Explore a bit of Lake Tahoe as you head to the next National Park

Without going off course, Lake Tahoe in California or Nevada is beautiful and an easy stop on your road trip

A highlight for many, Yosemite National Park is the gem of any California road trip

Easily visit the most famous sites in one day or spend a few days hiking to epic views and waterfalls in the Sierras

Hetch Hetchy is the unknown side of Yosemite National Park

Visit this obscure area for fewer crowds and amazing sights. A California road trip bonus!

Kings Canyon is the next of the California National Parks

Hiking is best in summer, but doing the road trip in winter will also bring you to incredible landmarks in Kings Canyon.

The last planned California National Parks road trip stop is Sequoia.

The vibrant trees are amazing, with both easy and epic hikes, caves, and even Mt Whitney, the highest point in California.

End your California National Parks Road Trip with a visit to WWII Homefront, Muir Woods on Pinnacles National Parks

All can be day trips from San Francisco and each has an amazing story to tell.

Get the full plan for a California National Parks Road Trip

Late Spring is the best time, but this adventure can be done in any season. Find out more and plan it!