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The Milky Way, Joshua Tree National Park © Esther Lee/flickr
The Milky Way, Joshua Tree National Park © Esther Lee/flickr

The Coolest Natural Wonders In California

Picture of Natalie Guerrero
Updated: 9 February 2017
California has some of the best views and natural wonders in the world. This coastal golden state offers its residents and visitors an opportunity to see the world in a magical way with the incredible wonders it exhibits. Below, check out our list of the coolest natural wonders in California – make your next trip unforgettable.

 

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls is the highest natural waterfall in Yosemite park with a drop of 2,425 feet. This natural wonder is huge and absolutely breathtaking. A steep climb up the Yosemite Falls trail is well worth it. In the spring, the fall is at its peak, so you may even get sprayed with the waters as you hike up.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the south-eastern part of California. Two distinct deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park making it incredibly notable and rare. The Mojave and the Colorado deserts meet at Joshua Tree National Park, combining two of the most beautiful and well-known desert ecosystems.

Mendocino Coast

This is an ever-changing beautiful northern California coast. The coast can be dangerous and chilly, and sandy beaches can transform into cliffs, but at the end of the day, this is Mother Nature at her finest. Go horseback riding, kayaking, bike riding, or hiking. The Mendocino coast is truly a wonder.

Lava Tube Caves Under Tulelake, California

Over the last couple of million years, lava eruptions have created a rugged landscape of diverse volcanic features. These caves create beautiful scenery and are an absolute wonder. Get an annual or one-time pass for prices ranging from $10 to $80 depending on the pass.

Mariposa Woods

These woods are a natural wonder with tall, round, and robust sequoias all around. These woods will make you feel so small and put everything into perspective. The wildlife and nature that you will experience while in Mariposa Woods are breathtakingly beautiful. Go on the tram and be wonder-struck by these gigantic wonders.