If you’re a nature lover and also like hiking, California is one of the first places you should have in mind when you plan your trip to the United States. Let us give you 5 beautiful reasons:
Yosemite National Park
With more than 3000 square kilometers, Yosemite is one of the greatest reserves of the national parks system. There you can see the biggest redwoods in America and visit the beautiful granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, carved by massive glaciers around three million years ago.
Also, if you’re a fan of adventure, you would be able to practice hiking, rafting, rock climbing and wildlife watching.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree is probably one of the more famous parks in the USA. Named after the magnificent trees that abound in there.
There, you would be mesmerised by the shiny rock formations and the beautiful sky. Also, because of the lack of light pollution, you can see the Milky Way, as you haven’t seen it before.
This park is 125 miles from Los Angeles and offers you about 10 campsites where you can experience the adventure of your lifetime.
Death Valley National Park
This desert is well known for its high temperatures that makes life almost impossible but, if you visit it in winter or spring, we are sure you will love it.
This place was known for the presence of gold, which attracted many people in 1800 but nowadays, is famous for its vibrant colors and a wide variety of wildlife.
Devils Postpile National Monument
Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain, this beautiful land is famous for its huge columns of basalt rock, formed by ancient volcanic eruptions.
The geography of Devils Postpile makes it a great place for a hiking adventure, attracting hundreds of hikers per year, looking for the 100 foot Rainbow Waterfalls and the Mammoth Lakes.
In summer, you will also find festivals and many people looking for a nice place to practice swimming.
Channel Islands National Park
Also known as the “America´s Galapagos”, this park is a group of 5 islands located along the coast of Santa Barbara.
Channel Islands is the home of more than 2000 species of flora and fauna, 150 of them only found there.
In summer, you can watch dolphins and humpback and blue whales. Autumn there, is famous for kayaking and diving tours.
Do you know a national park that we missed? Feel free to comment below!