Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia National Park

See some of the largest and oldest living organisms on earth in parkland filled with trees, mountains, caves and beautiful views. 

California’s Sequoia National Park provides dual attractions of gigantic trees and fascinating geological features. View wide trunks of giant sequoias and tip your head far back to see their tops high in the sky.

Gather friends to determine how many people are needed to make a circle around a sequoia. For a different perspective, drive your car through “Tunnel Log,” a fallen sequoia on Crescent Meadow Road. Stop for a quiet picnic amid colorful wildflowers.

Visit Giant Forest Museum for information about the biology and history of the sequoias. From the museum, walk along the Big Trees Trail, an interpretive 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) paved loop through a sequoia grove. The statistics on sequoias are impressive. Some trees are 3,000 years old. These evergreens grow to 300 feet (90 meters) in height and 40 feet (12 meters) in diameter. Look for General Sherman, the largest known sequoia in the United States.

Find challenging hikes throughout the park. The Foothills section parallels the Kaweah River. Mineral King, once mined for silver, offers great backpacking up a steep valley. Along the lengthy and scenic Little Five Lakes Trail you’ll see peaks over 12,000 feet (3,600 meters) tall. In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski on over 40 miles (60 kilometers) of marked trails. For views of Mt. Whitney, make the strenuous day hike to 11,200-foot (3,400-meter) Alta Peak.

Lodgepole Village near the park’s western entrance has a market and visitors center. Purchase tickets here to tour Crystal Cave, a 10,000-year-old formation carved by an underground river. Take advantage of ranger-led tours and talks. Learn how forest fires support preservation of these long-lived tree species.

Sequoia National Park and nearby Kings Canyon National Park are located in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and are open year-round. Purchase a daily pass that allows entry to both parks or buy an annual interagency pass for access to all U.S. national parks.

Forward-thinking leaders created Sequoia National Park in 1890 to ensure preservation of these amazing specimens for future generations. Come appreciate trees that were already giants when your grandparents visited the country’s second established national park.

Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia/Kings Canyon
Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia/Kings Canyon
2.5 out of 5
40820 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA
The price is £118 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kaweah River, Our Place Playground and Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Horse Creek Recreation ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,050 reviews)
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Wuksachi Lodge
Wuksachi Lodge
2.5 out of 5
64740 Wuksachi Way Wuksachi Vi, Sequoia National Park, CA
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tokopah Falls, General Sherman Tree and The Congress Trail. Big Trees Trail and Giant Forest ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
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The Gateway Restaurant & Lodge
The Gateway Restaurant & Lodge
2.5 out of 5
45978 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA
The price is £135 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Situated in Three Rivers, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Kaweah River, Sequoia National Parks Ash Mountain Entrance and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ...
3.5/5 Good! (239 reviews)
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Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

The Gateway Restaurant & Lodge
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  Stansfield Cabin  Sleeps 2,  NO Cleaning Fee,  Single night stays welcome
Stansfield Cabin Sleeps 2, NO Cleaning Fee, Single night stays welcome
53794 California 245, House, Miramonte, CA
The price is £133 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated in Miramonte, this historic cabin is within 9 miles (15 km) of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Kings Canyon National Park Big Stump Entrance ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (148 reviews)
Stansfield Cabin
"The cabin was lovely, rustic, & located close to entrance to Kings Canyon NP. Contact with owner was prompt. Unfortunately with fires could only do limited hiking in park so spent a lot of time at cabin which proved relaxing. Would like to return again in future."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Stansfield Cabin Sleeps 2, NO Cleaning Fee, Single night stays welcome
Sequoia Resort
Sequoia Resort
3 out of 5
50616 Highway 245, Badger, CA
Situated on a lake, this holiday home is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and within 32 mi (52 km) of General Grant Tree and Hume ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (82 reviews)
"It was an absolutely beautiful property that was one of the closest resorts to kings canyon and sequoia national parks. We took our pups on walks in the national forest in the morning and brought them back while we toured the parks in the afternoon. The A/C worked incredibly well which was fantastic ..."

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2021

Sequoia Resort
In The Oaks
In The Oaks
45311 Hammond Dr, Three Rivers, CA
The price is £295 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Situated in Three Rivers, this holiday home is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Kaweah River and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Awesome house
"Spacious and clean. Used the BBQ grill 2 of the 3 nights there. Mark is great to work with."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

In The Oaks
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