A road trip is the best way to see and explore the country. It allows you to see the natural wonders and amazing views. You can stop wherever you wish to and can have a perfect ride with your family. If you are planning to take a road trip, you must visit Yosemite and Big Sur. This road trip includes parks like Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is located in California along with magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains. This place is more popular for its massive rock formations, giant Sequoias, and waterfalls. If you love road trips to the national parks, Yosemite National Park is the right park for it. This road trip will take you to the most beautiful spots which can never be seen anywhere. There are five best road trips in this park and they are:

  • California Gold Country Road Trip to Yosemite
  • Las Vegas to Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon Road Trip
  • Los Angeles to Yosemite Coastal Road Trip
  • Los Angeles to Yosemite Desert Road Trip
  • San Francisco to Yosemite National Park Road Trip

The Yosemite road trip starts at the entrance to the park on Highway 41 which is located in the north of Oakhurst. The road trip has almost fifteen stops within the park. You will at least need three full days to visit and explore these stops. And at the end of the trip, you can choose the exit you wish to. All the visitors use Google Maps for navigation inside the park. Early summer or late spring is the perfect time to visit this park.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Getting to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by a road trip is half the fun. There are many interesting stops you can make along the road trip. These parks are home to giant redwoods and sequoias, deep canyons, and mountains. If you go towards the south, you will experience the Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock, and the visitor center. You will see General Grant Tree, Grant Grove Cabins, visitor center, towards the West. And to the east, you can explore the towering cliffs and the waterfalls along with the Kings River. Enjoy and experience the adventures in each and every direction. 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have two main entrances according to the place you come from. If you have started from LA, you will have to drive east towards the Sierra Nevada and Sequoia National Park. If you have started from San Francisco or from Northern California, you will have to drive through Fresno and to the Big Stump Entrance Off of Highway 180. 

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore is located in the north of San Francisco on California’s amazing coastal Highway 1. It is about 240 kilometers of trails, many historical structures, four backcountry campgrounds, several beaches where you can drive or walk-in, and many more. Visitors used to spend one whole day exploring this place.  It also offers breathtaking landscapes, small towns, blue skies, the best oysters on the west coast, etc. 

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is almost a half-mile south of Big Sur village. This park road trip makes stops at Los Angeles, California, 2826 West Avenue 32, United States, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It has a 1000 acre riverside forest which is one of the most popular and pleasant parks in the state. It also offers a campground, grocery store, restaurant, lodge, etc. The adventures in this park include the best short hikes, a three-mile loop on a valley view trail which takes in stately redwoods, a waterfall, and a grand vista that is down the Big Sur valley to the coast. 

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