Sequoia National Park

Description

Towering, majestic and undeniably picturesque, you'll find yourself gazing skyward, awestruck by the grandeur of beautiful Giant Sequoia Trees.

These stunning groves of national treasures have become the perfect playground in all seasons. Visitors enjoy biking, climbing, camping, swimming, kayaking, spelunking and more in the majestic Sierra Nevada-home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parki, Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Spectacular scenery, diverse terrain, and a nearly unlimited array of outdoor adventures await.


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Visitors stand in awe of ancient Giant Sequoia Trees. Hike or ride through the Mineral King Valley, gaze thousands of feet down the mighty Kings River, or visit in the winter for Ranger-led snowshoe and cross-country skiing walks!

Don't miss our 5 favorite things to do!

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General Sherman Tree: The General Sherman Tree Loop 1/2 mile trail decends upon some of the most magnificent trees in the National Park and culminates at the base of the General Sherman Tree--the world's largest living thing. Relax at convenient benches that line the trail along the way. If you only have time to do one thing in the Sequoias, choose this!

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Moro Rock: Spectacular views of the Great Western Divide and western half of the Park await you atop this giant granite dome. Trust us: the steep 1/4 mile staircase to teh summit is well worth the photo op at the top. And it's only 400 steps!

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Sequoia Shuttle: Maximize your visit to Sequoia National Park and leave your car behind while you enjoy destinations throughout the Giant Forest including Giant Forest Museum, Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground, Crescent Meadow, and Wuksachi Lodge.

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Mineral King Valley: Take a scenic drive to Mineral King in Sequoia National Park for sweeping views and vistas of the East Fork of the Kaweah River and adjacent mountians. The road is not for the faint of heart, as it ascends in tight curves for 25 miles (1.5 hours one-way) along a steep, narrow road. The drive, while daunting, is well worth your time. At the end of the road you will be rewarded with the opportunity to hike or peer into some of the most stunning and accessible high country in the Sierra Nevada.

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Crystal Cave: Sequoia National park's majestic, towering forests will have definitely have visitors looking skyward at the big trees, but don't forget to look down, too. One of 270 caves hidden throughout the park, Crystal Cave offers visitors a remarkable peek beneath the surface of the Sierras. Formed of marble, Crystal Cave in California’s Sequoia National Park is decorated with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites.

Winter Travel in the Sequoias
Highway 198 and all roads around Sequoia are generally kept clear of snow throughout the winter season, however the Generals Highway connecting Kings Canyon National Park to Sequoia National Park closes regularly throughout winter due to snow. During these closures, travelers will not be able to enter Sequoia National Park from the Highway 180 entrance. Chains may be required at any time within the park. Carry chains in your vehicle at all times. Remember the icy conditions exist on park roads during the winter. Slow down and watch for icy patches, especially in shady areas. Call the National Park Service general information 24-hour recording for current road and weather conditions at (559) 565-3341.



47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers CA , 93271
(559) 565-3341
Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

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