10 Places In Northern California That Are Off The Beaten Path But Worth The Trip

You can take day trips in Northern California every weekend for the rest of your life and never run out of places to see. Since the state is so massive, some towns and landmarks take an entire day to reach via car. One of the benefits of taking a small backroad is you can often avoid the crowds, as well as see some very cool places. This is our list of off-the-beaten-path places that are totally worth the trip.

Have you visited all of the places on our off-the-beaten-path list? Are there any places we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Address: McCloud, CA 96057, USA
Address: Centerville Beach County Park, Centerville Rd, Ferndale, CA 95536, USA
Address: Mono Lake, California 93541, USA
Address: Bodie State Historic Park, CA-270, Bridgeport, CA 93517, USA
Address: Lava Beds National Monument, 1 Indian Well, Tulelake, CA 96134, USA
Address: Big Sur, CA, USA
Address: Whiskeytown Lake, California, USA
Address: Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark, 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051, USA
Address: Lake Almanor, California, USA
Address: SETI Institute, 42231 Bidwell Rd, Hat Creek, CA 96040, USA

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