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Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It is named for earth’s largest living things – Sequoiadendron giganteum, or giant sequoias. Their massive, cinnamon-hued trunks and stout limbs soar skyward only here, on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range, between 5,000 and 8,200 feet. It's also known for its huge sequoia trees, notably the General Sherman Tree dominating the Giant Forest. The underground Crystal Cave features streams and striking rock formations. Moro Rock is a granite dome offering sweeping park views. Nearby is the Tunnel Tree, a toppled tree cut to accommodate the road.

Editor's Notes

There’s something magical about awakening in Sequoia National Park, surrounded by groves of the world’s largest living things. And some smaller ones, too, like red-tail hawks and yellow-bellied marmots. Start your day in a neighborhood of natural wonders also known as Sequoia National Park.

California national park travelers seeking a mountain lodge experience will favor the prime location and guestrooms of Wuksachi Lodge, along with its dining options, cocktail lounge, retail, and ski shops. And high country adventurers will seek shelter in the ultra-cool Bearpaw High Sierra Camp – hidden 11.5 miles in Sequoia Park's backcountry overlooking the Great Western Divide. In addition to Bearpaw, outdoor enthusiasts will discover more than a dozen Sequoia campgrounds.

From a cozy mountain lodge to glowing tent cabins, or perhaps just laying under the starlit Sierra summer sky, there’s nothing like waking up in Sequoia National Park.

Giant Redwoods

Live up to 2,000 years

Have branches up to 5 feet in diameter

Bark grows up to 12 inches thick

Can reproduce either by seed or by sprout

Giant Sequoias

Live up to 3,000 years

Have branches up to 8 feet in diameter

Bark grows up to 3 feet thick

Reproduce by seed only

Sequoia National Park

47050 Generals Highway

Three Rivers, California

93271

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