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Historic Site in Sequoia National Park

Mineral King

A scenic subalpine valley at 7500ft, Mineral King is Sequoia’s backpacking mecca and a good place to find solitude. Gorgeous and gigantic, its glacially sculpted valley is ringed by massive mountains, including the …
Natural Feature in Sequoia National Park

Moro Rock

A quarter-mile staircase climbs 350 steps (over 300ft) to the top of Sequoia’s iconic granite dome at an elevation of 6725ft, offering mind-boggling views of the Great Western Divide, running north–south through the…
Forest in Kings Canyon National Park

General Grant Grove

This sequoia grove off Generals Hwy is astounding. The paved half-mile General Grant Tree Trail is an interpretive walk that visits a number of mature sequoias, including the 27-story General Grant Tree. This giant …
Forest in Sequoia National Park

Giant Forest

This 3-sq-mile grove protects the park’s most gargantuan tree specimens. Among them is the world’s biggest, the General Sherman tree, rocketing 275ft into the sky. Pay your respects via a short descent from the Wolv…
Natural Feature in Sequoia National Park

General Sherman Tree

By volume the largest living tree on earth, the massive General Sherman Tree rockets into the sky and waaay out of the camera frame. Pay your respects to this giant (which measures more than 100ft around at its base…
Waterfall in Kings Canyon National Park

Mist Falls

One of the most popular destinations for a day hike from the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon, Mist Falls is an Edenic spot, with massive boulders, interesting rock formations and soaring views on the way. It's idea…
Natural Feature in Kings Canyon National Park

Zumwalt Meadow

This verdant meadow, bordered by the Kings River and soaring granite walls, offers phenomenal views. In the early morning, the air hums with birdsong, the sun’s rays light up the canyon and mule deer and black bears…
Park in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia National Forest

Bordering long stretches of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, this national forest area, named after the enormous Sequoia trees it contains, was created in 1908. It encompasses six wilderness areas and a wide…
Viewpoint in Sequoia National Park

Eagle View

Jaw-dropping spectacular view of the Sierra Mountains. It's reasonably easily accessible via a 1-mile walk along the High Sierra Trail from Crescent Meadow. Park at Crescent Meadow or the Giant Forest Museum (and ge…
Viewpoint in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Junction View

Panoramic roadside pullout on the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway with soaring views of Rodger's Ridge, Spanish Mountain, Deer Ridge, Deer Canyon, Crown Rock, Silver Spur, South Fork Kings River, Mt Harrington, Grand Dike…