The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.John Muir
About the Park
Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California is home to the massive Sequoia Redwood trees and Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower contiguous United States. When we were walking amongst these fantastic trees in the Giant Forest was an awe-inspiring experience. It contains 5 of the ten most giant trees in the world, including General Sherman, the largest. The Generals Highway connects Sequoia to Kings Canyon and allows easy access to the adjacent national park.
Check out the view from the park!
Live it up!
Best Things to do in the Park
- Visit the world’s largest tree, the General Sherman Tree, which weighs 1,385 tons!
- Climb to the top of Moro Rock for amazing views of the park
- Walk or drive through the Tunnel Log
- See the tallest mountain in the contiguous United State, Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet
The immense size of the giant Sequoias does not disappoint. Here we go through a tunnel in a downed tree on a short hike near the General Sherman Tree. There’s nothing better than walking around these forest giants and imagining what the first people who saw them thought. Wow!
Size of Park
Sequoias are the world’s largest tree by volume!
Getting to the Park
The closest airports to Sequoia National Park are Fresno Yosemite International Airport (75 minutes from park entrance) and Visalia Municipal Airport (90 minutes from park entrance). There is a park shuttle bus that connects with Kings Canyon National Park, but a rental car or diving is likely the best option.
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