California is one of the most beautiful places on Earth every travelers should visit. There are a lot of places in California with natural beauties that worth a visit, here are 8 of them:
1. Lavender Fields, Mt. Shasta
One of the most spectacular views that can be seen in Mt. Shasta is its Lavender Fields. Mt. Shasta is an inactive volcano and its last known eruption was in 1786. The best time to go hiking here is during the summer, when you can surely enjoy the mountain’s natural beauty.
2. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is situated along the border between California and Nevada. This large freshwater lake is surrounded by some of the best ski resorts in the world.
Lake Tahoe is best known for its crystal clear water and visitors can go kayaking, fishing, and do some other water sports in this pristine mountain lake.
3. Napa Valley
Napa Valley is known as one of the premier wine regions from around the world, and it is also known for its finest wines. Because of this Napa Valley is considered as the home of the finest wines in the world. Some of the natural wonders that you can see in Napa Valley are rolling hills and vineyards.
4. Death Valley National Park
Death Valley which is located in Eastern California is the driest, hottest, and lowest area in North America. The Badwater Basin in Death Valley is the point of lowest elevation in the entire North America, with only 282 feet below sea level.
The Racetrack Playa or The Racetrack is also a good place to visit where you can see the “sailing stones” – these are the stones that seem to be moving on their own.
5. Bumpass Hell Trail, Lassen Volcanic National Park
Bumpass Hell is the biggest hydrothermal area in the park and it features boiling mud pots, steaming ground, and fumaroles. Big Boiler is the largest fumaroles in the park and it has a recorded temperature as high as 322 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re planning to go to this area of the park, make sure to always stay on the trail and boardwalks.
6. Yosemite National Park
There are a lot of natural wonders that you can see at Yosemite National Park, including the Mirror Lake and the Half Dome.
Mirror Lake is just one of the many amazing natural wonders that you can seen in Yosemite Natural Park. Mirror Lake is only a 2.4 mile hike; however this natural wonder offers amazing views of Half Dome reflected in the beautiful still waters of the lake.
7. Tufa, Mono Lake
Mono Lake’s Tufa is a collection of limestone that is originally formed underwater by the precipitation of carbonate minerals. As the years go by, the water levels in Mono Lake dropped and exposed these beautiful formations.
8. Redwood National Park
Some of the most scenic hiking trails in the world are found in Redwood National Park. This state park also contains lush greenery towered by the largest trees in the world, a diverse collection of wildlife, and a 40-mile pristine coastline.