We are a family of 5, two kids (6 & 2.5), reasonably fit mom & dad and grandmom who can't hike much. I am trying to put together a reasonable plan for RNP. Please help with ideas & comments
Day 1 - Leave SF bay area (we are locals so no flying in) in the morning and head north along 101
Stops :- Richardson Grove State Park & Avenue of Giants. Would the Lost Coast scenic drive be worth it or should we head north to the California Coastal trail? Is the Sequoia Park & zoo worth a stop for kids?
We are staying in the Holiday Inn in Mckinleyville.
Day 2 - Drive north towards Crescent city
Stops :-Patrick’s Point State park, Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, Moondstone beach, Humboldt Lagoons State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State park,Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Newton B Drury Parkway, Gold Bluffs Beach, Kuchel Visitor Center, Trees of Mystery, End of trail Museum
Requa Road, Klamath River
I know this is waaaay too much but didn't know which to pick. Please help!
We are staying in Crescent city at Ocean View Inn.
Day 3 - Spend the morning in Crescent City area.
Drive to Enderts beach, walk down to the beach
Jeddiah Smith State park (hike? or walk in Stout Grove and drive Howland Road)
After lunch we are driving to Oregon caves monument and from there to crater lake.
Our main interests are seeing animals (really hoping we see some elk), beautiful scenery, moderate hiking and being among nature.
Thanks for your help,