There are many parks in California – national, state, and local; and they can be found in deserts, forests, and mountains.
This national park offers a lot of spectacular views of mountains and forests, and there’s hikes to mesmerizing waterfalls, guided naturalist walks, camping, and more.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon
What I like most about this national park is that it serves as a reminder to be grounded. These trees are larger than life, and they will make you feel small and remind you that life continues despite who you are and the decisions you make. You’ll feel connected to the Earth in a way you haven’t before.
There are tons of great hiking and walking trails here. Two trials lead to The General Sherman Tree which is the world’s largest tree. It stands 275 feet (83 m) tall, and is over 36 feet (11 m) in diameter.
This is a local park in the Los Angeles/Hollywood area. I like to think of it as the LA version of New York’s Central Park. Here you can find a ton of great areas to picnic in, a hiking trail to the Hollywood sign, and an observatory which offers many unique experiences. What I like most about it is that it makes you feel like you’re in a forest even though you’re in the heart of Los Angeles.