For many, Easter isn’t just about eating and going to church- its about spending time with your loved ones and what better way than to take a hike and enjoy this glorious weather? And in celebration of National Park Week, all parks are free to enter April 19 & 20th. Here’s are our top hiking spots in California to explore this Easter Weekend.
Northern California -Yosemite
Yosemite hiking highlights include Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America and of course, El Capitan, the world’s largest monolith. This is such an expansive national park (with so much to see and explore), we suggest making this a weekend trip- one day is not enough!
For more information on this awesome Hiking Spot, visit the official NPS site.
Muir Woods highlights are obviously the beautiful giant Sequoia trees that are so plentiful that you feel that you are in Endor, the Ewok habitat from the Star Wars movies. Also the monuments’ proximity to both the coast and San Francisco make this an accessible and easy spot to visit and one of the best hiking spots in this part of California.
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Central California – Big Sur
Everyone knows Big Sur is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth- and often only seen from a moving car. Take the time to visit the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, centered around Big Sur river, and is over 1000 acres so there’s plenty of great hiking trails to choose from.
For more details on this amazing hiking spot in California, visit this site.
Southern California -Joshua Tree
Wow. Where to start? Well of course it is essential to any Joshua Tree visit to actually see a Joshua Tree (pictured above). Also rambling around on the gorgeous rock outcrops, known as “inselbergs”, is also super fun. As with Yosemite, we suggest staying/camping in Joshua Tree for longer than one day to truly experience the wonder- the night stars are truly spectacular!
It;s always best to be prepared so make you read-up on this great hiking spot in California before heading out!
“If you have only a little bit of time to explore the trails of Catalina, we highly recommend the Garden to Sky Hike that starts at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. Note that admission is required for the garden. The Memorial Road that leads to the Divide Road, the first leg of the hike, is a comfortable incline that leads to a spectacular views on both sides of the Island.”- Catalinaconservancy.org
Also don’t forget to get your hiking permit- you need one to hike on Catalina for safety reasons. For more info, visit this site.
Hope you get the chance to explore one of these spots this weekend! Let us know how it goes and most importantly, Happy Easter!