We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful state with such diverse landscapes — California is home to picturesque coastal views, breathtaking mountain tops, and everything in between. If you love to explore, you live in the perfect place. California has a road trip for everyone, including ones who crave an adventure. In the wake of COVID-19, we may be itching to get out of our homes.
The team at D&H Enterprises is here to help — we have compiled a list of magical road trips throughout California for those who love to explore:
Redding to Lassen Volcanic National Park
This road trip is 188 miles, and the Shasta Cascade is one of California’s best-kept secrets. You can start in Redding, head up I-5 to Shasta Lake (the largest reservoir in CA). You can drive along the edge of the 14,162-foot Mount Shasta. You can also stop by the spires at Castle Crags State Park. Make sure to bring your camera and get ready to snap lots of photos, especially at your endpoint — Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Highway 1 from San Francisco to Fort Bragg
This road trip starts at the Golden Gate Bridge and crosses into Sausalito and Marin County. You will come across the magnificent redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument, the daring coastal cliffs, and the secluded beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. Your journey doesn’t stop there. You can traverse through the Napa Valley and Sonoma County and breathe in the smell of the famous vineyards. Finally, you drive north on Highway 1 to Fort Bragg to explore MacKerricher State Park and Glass Beach. This road trip is 175 miles long.
Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail
This is a shorter road trip, as it is only 29 miles long. The Silverado Trial runs along State Highway 29, and you can quickly stop at some of the best wineries (if they are open).
Lake Tahoe to Lone Pine or Yosemite National Park
The length of these road trips depends on which route you take. It is 234 miles on the Lone Pine route and 215 miles on the Yosemite route. Highway 395 is infinitely full of scenic wonders, such as volcanic rock to waterfalls to limestone towers. You can start at South Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park, or Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. You can continue onward to Mammoth lakes. If you are looking for a Yosemite view, you can turn off to Highway 120, also known as Tioga Pass.
Before you embark on your fantasy road trip, stop by D&H Enterprises for an inspection. We will make sure you can enjoy your road trip to the fullest without auto repair-related surprises. To schedule an appointment for preventive maintenance or auto repair, please visit https://www.dandhautorepair.com/ or call us at 925-356-0683. You’ll be glad you did!