|Redwood National Park is home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. The parks' mosaic of habitats include prairie/oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams, and 37 miles of pristine Pacific coastline |
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park The park protects old growth coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest trees.
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park The park is named after the intrepid explorer, Jedediah Stong Smith who was the first white man to explore the interior of northern California.
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park exhibits that explain fort operation & history and outdoor exhibits & historic logging equipment.
Channel Islands Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources.
San Francisco Maritine Nat Historic Park, located at the west end of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, includes the fleet of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the Maritime Museum, and the Maritime Museum Library.
Point Reyes Nat Seashore Point Reyes National Seashore contains unique elements of biological and historical interest in a spectacularly scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges.
Muir Woods One of the San Francisco Bay Area's only uncut stands of old-growth redwood, it was declared a national monument in 1908. Until the 1800's, many northern California coastal valleys were covered with coast redwood trees similar to those now found in Muir Woods
Fort Point Nat Historic Site Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps between 1853 and 1861 and was used until after WWII. Only third system brick fort on the west coast.
Pinnacles Nat Monument contain the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.
Monterey State Historic Park served as California's capital under Spanish, Mexican and U.S. rule. Ten buildings and several residences, built in the 1830s, preserve the area's rich history of coastal California.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. The park features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail. Amazing scenery.
Santa Monica Mountains NRA Located in a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Santa Monica Mountains contain a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The mountains also have an interesting and diverse cultural history which begins with the Chumash and Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and continues today in "L.A.'s backyard."
Golden Gate NRA is the largest urban national park and contains the Marin Headlands; and across the bridge, Fort Point National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island and the Presidio. Sausalito's back yard is a great place for sightseeing and outdoor recreation.
Los Padres National Forest
Mendocino National Forest