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Northern California Bucket list locations

1. Lassen Volcanic National Park
We know — it seems odd for a national park to appear on a list of unique things to do in northern California. However, Lassen Volcanic is actually one of the most underrated parks in the entire country. It’s often compared to Iceland, with lava rocks, hissing steam vents, bubbling sulphuric mud pits, and 10,457-foot-tall Lassen Peak.
2. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Near the town of Bishop at over 10,000 feet in elevation, you’ll find Northern California nature at its finest: an eerily beautiful forest of gnarled trees. These aren’t just any trees, though — they’re among the oldest living organisms on the planet. Many are over 4,000 years old!
3. Trees of Mystery
There are many places to see California’s famous redwoods, but how many of them also have 50-foot-tall statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox? This alone would be worthy of a spot on any Northern California bucket list, but the redwoods at Trees of Mystery are equally fantastic. Walk the tree canopies on a suspension bridge, hike the trails, or ride through the treetops in a gondola.
4. Paddling the Russian River, Sonoma County
Wine Country is hardly an off-the-beaten-path destination, but most visitors don’t experience it like this. Head to the Guerneville stretch of the Russian River, where you can kayak or go paddleboarding among the vineyards. If you don’t have your own, several outfitters rent equipment or offer guided trips. 
5. McArthur-Burney Falls
It’s fair to say that the “eighth wonder of the world” should be on your Northern California bucket list. The 129-foot waterfall near Redding seems to come out of nowhere in a remote part of the state. Take the short path to the overlook, then head down to the base of the falls.
To see suggested itineraries that can work with this region please see our fantastic Tourbook with over 35 suggested itineraries here. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator or travel agent.

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 18/01/2022

Northern California Bucket list locations

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