Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide
Plan Your Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Vacation
Although Sequoiadendron giganteum is the formal name for the redwoods that grow here, everyone outside the classroom calls them sequoias, big trees, or Sierra redwoods. Their monstrously thick trunks and branches, remarkably shallow root systems, and neck-craning heights are almost impossible to believe, as is the fact they can live for more than 2,500 years. Many of these towering marvels are in the Giant Forest stretch of Generals Highway, which connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.
Hotel accommodations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon are limited, and—although they are clean and comfortable—tend to lack... read more
In Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you can treat yourself (and the family) to a high-quality meal in a wonderful... read more
Things To Do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Gentle giants: You'll feel small—in a good way—walking among some of the world's largest living things in Sequoia's Giant... Read more
The parks can be divided into three distinct zones. In the west (1,500–4,500 feet) are the rolling, lower elevation foothills, covered... Read more
Campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon occupy wonderful settings, with lots of shade and nearby hiking trails. Some campgrounds are open... Read more
At 14,494 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States and the crown jewel of Sequoia National Park's wild... Read more
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