Situated at the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada, the landscape of Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, colorful badlands, and spectacular rock formations. After wet winters, floral displays in the park are worth watching. This park offers plenty of recreation activities such as equestrianism, hiking, camping, sightseeing and opportunities for solitude.
Known for its majestic stand of giant sequoias, Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located in the northeast of Arnold, California. Snow-capped peaks in winter, gorgeous waterfalls in spring, vibrant colors in fall and glistening lakes in summer make this park one of the most popular destinations in the state. Recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, numerous interpretive programs, evening ranger talks, bird watching and summer events for school children.
Located about 30 miles south of Eureka, California, Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses 53,000 acres and contains the Rockefeller Forest, the world’s largest old-growth redwood forest. The Avenue of the Giants provides visitors with a 32-mile long auto tour through the Park to enjoy its natural wonders. The park contains over 100 miles of hiking trails. Visitors can also indulge in mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, and fishing.