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Sequoia National Park, CA

About Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park, located in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada, is the USA’s second national park. It was established in 1890 as a wilderness sanctuary to protect the giant sequoia trees being decimated by logging.

When visiting Sequoia National Park, we highly recommend stopping at the visitor center to learn about the area and speak with the rangers; you can even sign up for a ranger-led activity! From there, the trees themselves are going to be the main attraction. You will tip your head back in awe as you attempt to fathom the height, weight, and age of these magnificent trees, especially the General Sherman Tree, which is the largest tree in the world! In the park, there are plenty of trails for hiking and biking.

You can also drive through a portion of the park (even under a tree) and up to the scenic viewpoints. No matter how you get around the park, you will stunned by trees!

Highlights

  • Learn about the Sequoia trees at the Giant Forest Museum
  • Climb to the top of Moro Rock
  • Attend the Dark Sky Festival
  • Take in the view from Eleven Range Overlook
  • Visit Sequoia’s sister park
  • Kings Canyon National Park

Info

Type: National Park

Season: Spring, Summer

Climate: Forest

Airport(s): Bakersfield