Who needs the miles-long lines, steep park fees, and overcrowded trails of Yosemite? Grab your trail mix and hiking boots and high-tail it to these 15 Californian natural wonders instead.
Yosemite National Park is an unreal, one-of-a-kind nature destination that attracts people worldwide. With at least four million visitors each year, reservations can be hard to come by, and crowds are nearly guaranteed. Thankfully there are plenty of California destinations that are less-touristy alternatives to Yosemite but still offer up stunning, unforgettable experiences you’ll remember long after you leave. Here, we share 15 off-the-beaten-path destinations with no selfie sticks in sight. Starting from the north and heading down south, you can even group a few of these destinations together to create an epic California road trip.