California is not just Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is alsohas several rather unknown natural sites that deserve to be discovered urgently. Destinations “nature” that can measure the beauty of this state that is not just the beaches made famous by the cinema or television and coastal cities …Nugget Reno is the perfect place to stay in Nevada which borders California.
- The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
This is the site where the oldest tree in the world (or rather the non-clonal living organism) is located. The so-called Methuselah (or Methuselah in French) would be 4789 years old and grow in a beautiful environment that is particularly possible to visit during a hike of 7.2 km.
- Bowling Ball Beach
North of San Francisco is a beach at least unusual, consisting of pebbles shaped bowling ball. Hence its name. We can only see them at low tide.
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
You know Yellowstone and its geysers, but do you know the Lassen Volcanic National Park? Here too there are several hot springs. The most famous is the Bumpass Hell, named after Kendall Bumpass, a man who accidentally discovered the site by stumbling before burning his leg. A sublime site in every way that stinks, however, as it is not allowed.
- San Miguel Island
Less popular than Catalina, this island long closed to the public (it was a bombing zone during the Second World War and it was feared that there are still some ammunition still able to explode), is now accessible again. Home to a huge colony of sea lions and seals, it offers the opportunity to indulge in camping, far from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
- Cabrillo National Monument
We are here in San Diego, at the edge of the Pacific, on a site known for its natural pools visible at low tide. Be careful, because if the place is indeed beautiful, it also calls for the utmost caution, given its rather steep nature.
- Burney Falls
The most beautiful waterfalls in California can be found here at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, near the Lassen Volcanic National Park. A site that Theodore Roosevelt did not hesitate to call the eighth wonder of the world.
- Cypress Tree Tunnel
We think of course the Dark Hedges, this natural site in Northern Ireland, where was shot a scene of Game of Thrones. Where trees form a tunnel above the road. Here, cypresses have formed the same kind of tunnel in Point Reyes National Seashore.
- Rainbow Fall
In itself, this waterfall is already hot. When rainbows are partying, that is very often, its beauty is even more amazing. If you go through Yosemite, make a hook, it’s worth the trip!
- Glass Beach
A really special place born of pollution … Because formerly, this beach was simply located near a landfill. Since then, garbage has been removed but not the tiny piece of glass of all colors that the waves have carried and polished. The site became tourist since that time. It is even paradoxically forbidden to bring home glass. Only in the United States can we see that kind of thing …
- Lake Berryessa
Created by the Monticello Dam, this lake located south of San Francisco, is the largest of its kind after Lake Shasta. He is particularly famous for his hole of glory (we do not laugh), a funnel shaped weir of 61 meters deep. The site is also related to the macabre story of the killer of the Zodiac, since it is here that the latter killed one of his victims.