Sequoia National Park offers many breathtaking natural marvels, from Sequoia Trees, including the tallest single tree growing on the planet – General Sherman, to the dry foothills with oak trees and chaparral to pristine mountain ranges and mirror-like lakes. John Muir, a pioneering conservationist who walked these wooded lands and named the Giant Forest, wrote:
“When I entered this sublime wilderness the day was nearly done. The trees with rosy, glowing countenances seemed to be hushed and thoughtful, as if waiting in conscious religious dependence on the sun, and one naturally walked softly and awestricken among them.”
This sentiment remains as hikers and onlookers gaze at these Giants filling the sky, and beyond to the enormous mountains towering across a distant backdrop. Explore trails, monuments and natural wonders in Sequoia National Park: Crescent Meadow, Crystal Cave, Giant Forest, Sequoia Grove, Moro Rock and the Lakes Trail.
Map purchased at the Lodgepole Visitor Center off Generals Highway before the Wuksachi Village offers the following:
To Protect Forever. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks share the mission to protect the Sierran ecosystem forever – foothills chaparral, gigantic trees, and magnificent mountain landscapes. These parks’ purpose is also to help people, now and in the future, to experience and to understand both the meaning and significance of these features and to champion the values of national parks and designated wilderness. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are two of over 390 parks in the National Park System. Learn more about parks through the National Park Service.
Discover more of California’s wildernesses and natural and historic wonders in Beaches and Sunsets, Bodie Ghost Town, Central Coast & Big Sur, Fossil Falls, Inyo National Forest, Mono Lake and the Ojai Valley.
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