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Places to Camp in Humboldt County, California. Humboldt County, which hugs the rugged northwest coast of California, covers 3,600 square miles of land area, roughly 80 percent of which is woodlands, including some of California's famed coastal redwoods.

Places to Camp in Humboldt County, California

RV and tent campers will find a wide array of campgrounds in Humboldt County, most of which are within an easy drive of Eureka and Arcata, the county's major cities. Emerald Forest of Trinidad Set amid 12 acres of towering redwoods, Emerald Forest of Trinidad (rvintheredwoods.com) welcomes RV and tent campers and even offers rental cabins for those who arrive without camping gear. Located near Trinidad, about 24 miles north of Eureka, the campground has 46 year-round campsites for RVs and 30 sites for tent camping. Forty RV sites have full hookups, and the remaining six have only water and electric. Eureka KOA Mad River Rapids RV Park Patrick's Point State Park About the Author Don Amerman has spent his entire professional career in the editorial field. Photo Credits. Patrick's Point SP. Located 25 miles north of Eureka California, Patrick's Point is a park located in the heart of California's coast redwood country.

Patrick's Point SP

The park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows. A dramatic shoreline ranging from broad sandy beaches to sheer cliffs that rise high above the Pacific Ocean offers great opportunities to explore tide pools, search for agates and driftwood, watch whales, sea lions and brilliant sunsets. Panorama Trail. Panorama Trail is a 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley.

Panorama Trail

Starting at Glacier Point and ending at Happy Isles, the trail descends 3,200 feet and is filled with sensational views. You could not pick a more panoramic start for Panorama Trail than Glacier Point, a spectacular drive-up overlook atop the south wall of Yosemite Valley. The trail descends past Illilouette Falls on a course with stop-you-in-your-tracks views of Half Dome at nearly every turn. Nojoqui Falls & Classic Organic Market in Solvang. Looking for a cool and free things to do in Santa Barbara?

Nojoqui Falls & Classic Organic Market in Solvang

How about a short and easy hike to a waterfall with a stop at an organic produce store? What Nojoqui Falls Park is located just outside of Solvang, a little town north of Santa Barbara. It is free for the public to visit, plenty of parking, picnic area, and not usually crowded. The waterfall is beautiful. The water that falls right into the ocean: McWay Falls. From the iconic and classy Hearst Castle to rugged hiking trails, the HWY 1 is packed with amazing places for all the road trippers to see.

The water that falls right into the ocean: McWay Falls

One of the most well known and beautiful stops is the McWay falls located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park near the town of Big Sur. Right at the half way point between Los Angeles and San Francisco, McWay falls is the perfect place to stop and stretch. GPS Coordinates: 36.158784, -121.670540 Parking: There are limited parking in the park but during busy summer weekends, you will most likely park along the HWY 1 and walk down to the park entrance. One Cool Thing Every Weekend. The town of San Luis Obispo is a little gem along the highway 1.

One Cool Thing Every Weekend

The town has several great restaurants and a well known shopping area. Road Trip Death Valley National Park In One Day. If you want to see Death Valley in a day, then it calls for a very very early start.

Road Trip Death Valley National Park In One Day

By 8am you should already be at the park. This depends on where you’re from. It was a bit over a 4 hours drive from Los Angeles. I spent two days in Death Valley; one night camping at Furnance Creek (highly recommended). California Hot Springs Guide: Where to Soak. Updated December 19, 2014.

California Hot Springs Guide: Where to Soak

As you slip into one of the many California hot springs, you're sure to think it's just another reason why we all love the place so much. You'll find natural, mineral-laden hot water bubbling up all around the state, and we've rounded up a collection of the best places to enjoy them. We're sticking to developed California hot springs and a few natural ones that we've been able to check out ourselves. If you're looking for more of the delightful outdoor springs, try Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs by Matt Bischoff. Total Escape also has a good list of natural California hot springs. Northern California Hot Springs.

12 Best Unusual Things To Do In Southern California. If you’re looking for off the beaten path places to explore in Southern California, check out my list below!

12 Best Unusual Things To Do In Southern California

You’re off to quite an adventure here especially if you like graffiti. I have been to these places myself. Make sure to click on the name of those places to find out more information about them such as location, direction, and associated fees. I love the Getty, but sometimes, I just want to be away from the crowd. One Cool Thing Every Weekend. This 1,200 feet tall waterfalls is easily accessed via an easy 1.2 mile trail from Lodgepole Campground.

One Cool Thing Every Weekend

6 Amazing Places to visit in California. A tourist guide for places to visit in California Located in the American West Coast is the sunny state of California, famous for its pristine beaches, showbiz studios and wonderful theme parks. » 5 Amazing Places To Visit In California. Have you ever had the chance to visit California? Well if you ever do, here are 5 amazing places definitely worth visiting on your next trip to California!

The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge The California Coast The California Redwoods The Monterey Bay Aquarium The San Diego Zoo.