The North Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Avenue of the Giants

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Some of the tallest trees on Earth tower over this magnificent 32-mile stretch of two-lane blacktop, also known as Highway 254, that follows...Read More

  • 2. Fort Ross State Historic Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    With its reconstructed Russian Orthodox chapel, stockade, and officials' quarters, Fort Ross looks much the way it did after the Russians made...Read More

  • 3. Hendy Woods State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Two groves of ancient redwoods accessible via short trails from the parking lot are the main attractions at this park that's also perfect for...Read More

  • 4. MacKerricher State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park begins at Glass Beach, its draw an unfortunately dwindling supply of sea glass (remnants from the city dump once in this area),...Read More

  • 5. Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Narrow Orr Springs Road winds 13 miles west from Ukiah to this secluded park whose 3-mile loop trail leads to serene old-growth redwood groves...Read More

  • 6. Navarro River Redwoods State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Described by locals as the "11-mile-long redwood tunnel to the sea," this park that straddles Highway 128 is great for walks amid second-growth...Read More

  • 7. Patrick's Point State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    On a forested plateau almost 200 feet above the surf, the park has stunning views of the Pacific, great whale- and sea lion–watching spots,...Read More

  • 8. Salt Point State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    For 5 miles, Highway 1 winds through this park, 6,000 acres of forest, meadows, and rocky shoreline. Heading north, the first park entrance...Read More

  • 9. Van Damme State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Best known for its quiet beach, a prime diving spot, this park is also popular with day hikers. A ¼-mile stroll on a boardwalk leads to the...Read More

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