There are five free-entrance days (no fee!) in 2019 for national parks and national monuments in Northern California. Hike your favorite trails, picnic, explore, and enjoy nature with your friends and family. 2019 Free Entrance Days to Northern California National Parks and Monuments Here are the five days in 2019 that you can save your […]
Northern California is a great place for a spring backpacking trip! Here are the best low/middle elevation trails in the Bay Area, Northern Sierra Nevada, Lassen National Forest, Klamath Mountains, redwoods, and North Coast. You can hike many of them year-round, even in winter.
Day hike or backpack the Whitney Butte Trail in Lava Beds National Monument to get away from the crowds and experience high-desert solitude. Lava Beds National Monument hosts many hiking trails, some to its famous lava tube caves, others through the open high desert. The Whitney Butte Trail is a mix: it starts at Merrill […]
It’s National Public Lands Day this Saturday, and that means you get a free pass to national parks in California and the rest of the United States. Take advantage, but check the weather forecast and be prepared for all conditions. Here’s a list of national parks in California: Cabrillo National Monument Death Valley National Park […]
No fees = free admission to all national parks from Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, April 25. Such a deal! Here’s what the National Park Service says about the no-fee period: America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this year with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that […]
National Parks and most federally managed lands are letting everyone in for free on Wednesday, November 11. Here’s the press release from Lassen Volcanic National Park: To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, […]
I wrote last month about the National Park Service’s free weekend for July. Well, they’re doin’ it again this weekend, August 15-16. Here’s the list of all the national parks in California, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Get out there and hike those national park trails. California Cabrillo National Monument Death Valley National Park John Muir […]
Lava Beds National Monument is a relatively unknown gem nestled in Northern California. It’s chief claim to fame are the dozens of lava-tube caves that snake below it — and occasionally surface. It also boasts expansive views over much of the northeast corner of the state, including Mount Shasta. Download the Whitney Butte/Lava Beds National […]