Google Ranks This NorCal Park as the Top Hidden Gem in America

While Yosemite might steal the spotlight, Northern California’s Redwood National Park shines as a hidden treasure among giants. Renowned for its towering trees and stunning wildflowers, this gem has been crowned the No. 1 National Park hidden gem by Google.

The designation was determined by analyzing national parks with ratings of 4.5 or higher and fewer than 1,000 reviews on Google Maps. Beyond California, other hidden gems include Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park, accessible by boat, and Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, famous for its annual Fat Bear Week competition.

Alaska dominated with five of the top nine hidden gems, including Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, and Kobuk Valley National Park.

While not surprising, Yosemite National Park claimed the title of the most popular national park in the United States, followed by Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Sequoia National Park, based on direction requests and interactions on Google Maps.

Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park secured the top spot for the highest-rated national park, emphasizing its popularity and positive reviews on Google Maps.

These are the top 9 hidden gem National Parks in the U.S., according to Google.

  1. Redwood National Park
  2. Yellowstone National Park Gateway Garden
  3. Isle Royale National Park
  4. Katmai National Park and Preserve
  5. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve     
  6. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
  7. Minidoka National Historic Site
  8. Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
  9. Kobuk Valley National Park

For those seeking hidden treasures off the beaten path, Redwood National Park stands tall.

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