Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide
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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 much in-room character. Keep in mind...read more
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Things To Do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
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Gentle giants: You'll feel small—in a good way—walking among some of the world's largest living things in Sequoia's Giant Forest and Kings Canyon's... 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 with shrubby... Read more
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