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Photos: Best of the Northern California coast

MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, Calif. (John Nelson)
MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, Calif. (John Nelson)

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, California redwoods

Big Tree is one of the California Redwoods in Prairie Creek State Park, part of Redwoods National Park. 


Redwoods, Northern California

The redwoods on the Simpson-Reed Trail in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park near Crescent City, Calif.


Fort Bragg, MacKerricher State Park, California

The rugged headlands of MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, Calif.


Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek State Park, Redwoods

Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek State Park near Klamath, Calif.


Carruthers Cove, Redwood National Park, California

The pristine beach at Carruthers Cove in Redwoods National Park south of Klamath, Calif.


Arcata, California, marching band

A marching band performs in the town square in Arcata, Calif.


Coastal Trail, redwoods national park

The Coastal Trail travels along the rugged Northern California Coast just south of Klamath.


John Nelson
John Nelson is a freelance writer.