Complete California National Park Road Trip Itinerary

California hosts the highest number of National Parks compared to any other state in the US, coming in at nine official national parks. Each park is a great experience worth stopping on your road trip.

On this California Itinerary, San Francisco will be our starting point.

Ideal California National Park Road Trip Route

Some popular activities include whale and dolphin watching, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking.

San Francisco to Pinnacles National Park

Joshua Tree offers 300 miles of hiking trails varying from short 15-20 minute walks up to 6-hour trails.

Channel Islands National Park to Joshua Tree National Park

Death Valley is a hiker’s dream. There are a number of incredible trails to enjoy ranging from easy to advanced.

Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park

There are plenty of great outdoor activities to enjoy, including horseback rides, cave tours, hiking, and more.

Death Valley National Park to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

You will find plenty of activities throughout the park, including hiking trails, rock climbing, and water-based activities.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park

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