California's nine incredible national parks should definitely be on your itinerary for the Golden State.

Together, the nine California national parks represent some of the most magnificent natural landscapes on the planet. 

Yosemite National Park is famous for its granite cliffs and beautiful waterfalls Waterfall flow is best in spring and early summer.

Death Valley National Park is home to sand dunes and salt flats, canyons and badlands. From late fall to early spring, expect pleasant daytime temperatures.

Redwood National and State Parks feature tall redwoods, a scenic coastline, and wildlife. Summer is a great time to visit. 

Pinnacles National Park is home to talus caves and tall spires. Spring brings wildflowers and mild weather. You may see California condors here! 

At Joshua Tree National Park, you may feel like you've stepped into a Dr. Seuss story book! Visit from late fall until spring for epic hiking. The stargazing here is superb too. 

Lassen Volcanic National Park contains all four types of volcanoes and many cool hydrothermal features. Visit in the summer, when the park road is generally open. 

Channel Islands National Park is located off the coast of Southern California. Visit by boat or plane for beautiful views, wildflowers, and wildlife

At Sequoia National Park, you can view General Sherman, the largest tree in the world. Visit from late spring to fall to enjoy hiking in the park. 

Admire the might of the Kings River and enjoy hiking through Zumwalt Meadow in Kings Canyon National Park. Spring and early summer bring wildflowers.

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