Sequoia National Park, located in the beautiful state of California, is a United States National Park famous for its giant sequoia trees. Sequoia spans over 400,000 acres and contains in its area the highest point in the contiguous 48 states, Mount Whitney at 14,505 feet above sea level.
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A hike to the top of Moro rock is well worth it. The view is breath taking. You can see the continental divide in one direction and on a real clear day you can see the coastal range.
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The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree, measured by volume. It stands 275 feet (83 m) tall, and is over 36 feet (11 m) in diameter at the base. Sequoia trunks remain wide high up. Sixty feet above the base, the Sherman Tree is 17.5 feet (5.3 m) in diameter For more info go to: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm
The General Grant tree, the second-largest sequoia in the world, is a 3,000-year-old wonder and the centerpiece of Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. A massive specimen of Sequoiadendron giganteum, General Grant measures almost 270 feet tall and 107 feet around at its base. For more Info go to: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/grant.htm
Not every Sequoia National Park vista point is "under the sun." There's another just below the surface. Crystal Cave is a treasure of ornate marble polished by subterranean streams and decorated with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites. For more information on Crystal caves go to: https://www.sequoiaparksconservancy.org/crystalcave.html
Mineral King is a must see when your in the area. One of the most buetiful places in the world. The drive is a little long but well worth the trip. I sujjest you leave early in the morning and make a day trip of it. For more information go to https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/mkdayhikesum.htm
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This beautiful lake in the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada High mountains provide an exciting background for fishing and boating at this popular Lake
Kings Canyon National Park features terrain similar to Yosemite Valley, and is home to the deepest canyon in the United States at over a mile and a half deep!
With its deep valleys, skyscraping trees, and distinctive rock outcroppings, Kings Canyon National Park is the place that John Muir once called "a rival to Yosemite." By some measures, it is home to the deepest canyon in America!
Arguably the best bang for your buck hike in Sequoia National Park. It's a short ascent with an incredible vista as the payoff.
A short hike with impressive views of Sequoia National Park, the Little Baldy trail is the less touristy version of Moro Rock. When we hiked it on a beautiful Sunday morning in the summer, we had the entire summit to ourselves. Even if other hikers had been up there, it would have still felt empty as Little Baldy is so large and offers 360 degree views.
Because of the dramatic and varied surroundings, the Lakes Trail provides the best day hike into the high Sierra backcountry of Sequoia National Park. The 5.8 mile route passes through thick forest and along the rim of a deep canyon, then leads to four glacial lakes in the middle of a stark granite landscape, equal in beauty to anything in Yosemite National Park, which is generally better known for mountainous scenery than Sequoia. The path gains 2,270 feet in elevation, mostly over the first few miles, but the route is relatively easy and the round trip quite possible in about 6 hours.
The Congress Trail is a popular paved loop that starts at the General Sherman Tree, the largest in the world, and goes about a mile south to an impressive collection of immense sequoias, a few of which look just as big as the Sherman Tree. Also at the south end of the loop are two unusual groupings of somewhat smaller sequoias, the House and Senate groups.