This road trip includes parks: Point Reyes National Seashore, Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and more!
Northern California Road Trip starts in San Francisco, California. We start our road trip in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. If you have never visited this city, we recommend taking some time to explore before you head off on your journey. Some of the many famous points to visit in San Francisco would be the Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Once you have taken some time to visit San Francisco, it is time to start your road trip by heading to Muir Woods National Monument.
As John Muir eloquently stated about Muir Woods, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." In the early 1900's Muir Woods was declared a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Crater Lake National Park is most famously known for its spectacular blue color and gorgeous views. A summer visit, allows visitors to navigate the Rim Drive around the lake. Other opportunities for visitors include activities such as; boat tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or taking a hike on some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott at 8,929 ft.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in Northeastern California at the southern terminus of the Cascade Mountains, approximately 50 miles east of Redding, California. Beneath Lassen Volcanic's peaceful forests and gem-like lakes lies evidence of a turbulent and fiery past.
Just a few of the many sights along the Northern California Road Trip. From giant Redwoods, gorgeous coastline to Lassen Volcanic or Crater Lake, this road trip has tons to offer any outdoors enthusiast. Use this self-guided route to help you plan your adventure through northern California and southern Oregon. This is a self-guided road trip and can be altered to fit your available time.
You should check ahead of time regarding potential road closures and/or construction. Please note, some of our road trips do take you along some dirt roads. Please check a map so that you can alter your route accordingly. All our road trips are designed to be helpful guides to help you build an adventure to suit your needs. We don't recommend specific mileage, nor where exactly to stay due to everyones different needs for driving mileage, etc. We recommend plotting out your route on Google Maps and using ours as guides. Then add or remove locations to build the road trip of your dreams!