The Northern California coast has constantly amazed us. It's unlike any other part of the state, from stunning redwood forests to pristine beaches. Here are a few photo highlights:
Big Tree is one of the California Redwoods in Prairie Creek State Park, part of Redwoods National Park.
The redwoods on the Simpson-Reed Trail in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park near Crescent City, Calif.
The rugged headlands of MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, Calif.
Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek State Park near Klamath, Calif.
The pristine beach at Carruthers Cove in Redwoods National Park south of Klamath, Calif.
A marching band performs in the town square in Arcata, Calif.
The Coastal Trail travels along the rugged Northern California Coast just south of Klamath.