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Scenic byways/places YNP to Eureka

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Scenic byways/places YNP to Eureka

Next June we will spend 2 days in Sequoia/Kings Canyon, 4 days in YNP and then want to either go to San Francisco and up the coast ( see the Redwoods again) into Oregon or head north and then over to the coast. Anyone got any advice about the most scenic route and places/state parks that are a must see in North Central CA, especially if we don't go the San Fran way. Any great waterfalls that we should see along the way?

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1. Re: Scenic byways/places YNP to Eureka

Lassen and Mount Shasta are well regarded as scenic stops heading north.

We have a lack of good east-west routes, so your challenge is not just finding cool places to explore, but ones you can actually get to with your route. 49 North is a great road for an hour or two. After that it gets tedious as heck!

If you go to 99/5 north, then you have to cut east again. 80 and then north...See, the western north side of the state has some access issues, but once there...cool stuff.

So, explore mount shasta regions, not any waterfalls that I can think of, but you have the big lake some interesting little towns (Dunsmuir, McCloud and Mount Shasta)

Perhaps after that head south a little back to Redding, then head West towards the coast and you will can take a detour to trinity lakes area, this is a wonderful underexplored region of California. The town here is called Lewiston. Get down by the river where the old Lewiston inn and restaurant is. When we were there a few years ago, new owners good food, lots of fun.

Enjoy your off the beaten path path!

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