Newton B. Drury Parkway, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California
Although this route is just 10 miles long, it's closed to commercial traffic and takes you among old-growth giant redwoods, some of the tallest in the world. In fact, you’ll ride right up to Big Tree, a 1,500-year-old, 300-foot-tall redwood with a 21-foot diameter. As Todd Starnes says, you’ll feel your place in the world as the trees tower over you. Also look out for herds of elk that roam the park.