Last month we shared some ideas on how to enjoy California’s Redwood National and State Parks by bicycle. To continue our “car free” series on how to explore California’s beautiful North Coast, we checked with visitcalifornia.com and found some more helpful ideas.
Sourced from visitcalifornia.com
A great way to visit California’s national parks is by ditching your car (and the search for parking!) and taking public transportation.
Riding public transportation saves visitors time and money, while also allowing travelers to focus on California’s beautiful scenery instead of the road.
Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth, offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping and dining to visitors. The Redwood Coast Transit bus service is a convenient way to visit the park and offers services to the communities of Smith River, Cresent City, Gasquet, Klamath and Arcata, California.
The RCT Route 10 – Del Norte Coast / Klamath makes three round trips each day, Monday thru Saturday along Highway 101 between Crescent City and Klamath Glen. Visitors may catch the bus by waiting at any of their scheduled stops or calling them to arrange pick up at other locations within one mile of Hwy 101.
For Information & Dial-a-Ride Reservations call (707) 464-6400
Point Reyes National Seashore, along the Northern California coast, is a beautiful 80-mile shoreline which, as the only federally-protected seashore on the west coast, protects more than 1,500 animal and plant species.
Winter is a popular visiting season, as the gray whales are migrating south and the elephant seals return, a Winter Shuttle Bus System is available for visitors. The shuttle system takes visitors from Drakes Beach to Point Reyes Lighthouse, with a stop at Chimney Rock. The shuttle is available on weekends and federal holidays during December through mid-April from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and costs only $7. Tickets can be purchased at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitors Center at Drakes Beach until 3 p.m.
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