4. Giant Redwood Forest
This forest of ancient trees in Redwood National Park is one of the iconic images of California. Gather your camping gear for a weekend among the tallest trees on Earth, but pay attention to updates from the National Park Service. Various sections close regularly for special events, or impending bad weather.
Planning Your Next Trip: You have your choice between developed campgrounds with modern amenities and backcountry camping for a more rugged experience.
Image via Flickr by Joseph Lee Novak