California is one of the most geographically diverse states in the country – with the tallest peak in the continental US, Mount Whitney, and the lowest point in North America: Badwater Basin.
Joshua Tree National Park is named for the Seussical looking Joshua Trees that cover the landscape.
The next stop on your California National Park road trip is Death Valley: the hottest, driest, and also the lowest National Park in the US!
Sequoia National Park was the second National Park in the US, created in 1890 to protect the giant Sequoia trees from logging practices.
Kings Canyon National Park is home to the deepest canyon in the United States at over a mile and a half deep, created by a glacier.