Picturesque images of national parks don’t often capture the gridlock that can take over their parking lots and roads during peak seasons. Anyone who has been on a road in Yellowstone during a bear or bison sighting knows how cars can pile up in these beautiful natural spaces. Worry not, if you’re sick of car traffic at your favorite National Parks or want to avoid the emissions, there are ways to see these beauties car-free.
From Seattle, Washington, visitors can take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and a couple of short bus rides to endless trails in the humid and wooded Olympic National Park. From Portland, adventurers can access Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach via bus as well.
In California, travelers can access Muir Woods National Monument via bus lines and, if Big Sur is more your style, you can take the Monterey Airbus and Monterey-Salinas Transit Bus 22 to see some of the coast’s finest views.
From Los Angeles, you can locally visit Point Dune or, for a bigger adventure, head to Mammoth Lakes and experience Yosemite by hopping on the Metrolink Train to Lancaster and transfer to Eastern Sierra Transit.
If you’ve been letting a lack of car keep you from exploring your favorite natural destinations, check out the full article below for details on how to experience beautiful natural spaces without the hassle of finding parking. Happy adventuring!