California National Parks

California has more more national parks than any other state or territory. We have 33 national parks, historic sites and monuments that range from redwood forest, volcanic hotspots, coastal islands, deep canyons, sand dunes and desert landscapes. Here are our guides for seeing it all.

Start with our article which outlies ALL 33 California national parks. It gives a brief description for each and includes a map. We’ve also got a guide for all of California’s redwood parks (which is a mix of state, national and regional parks.)

Then use our visitor guides for Joshua Tree national park and Death Valley National Park to plan a desert trip. We’ve got advice for how to visit Yosemite in the winter. And SF has quite a few national park sites right in the city, including The Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge area.

If you’re up for a road trip we have a variety of itineraries: