Sequoia National Park - Backpack, Camp, Hike, Rock Climb, and Swim near Sequoia National Park, California
Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park, CA 93262, USA,Sequoia National Park,California
36.5803722, -118.7520767
Address: Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park, CA 93262, USA
GPS: 36°34'49.3"N 118°45'7.5"W
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State: California

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Walk through the park and you will feel like an ant as the Giant Sequoia trees tower over you. When people think of Sequoia National Park, they immediately think of the trees the park gets its name from. Besides these towering trees, the park offers something for every visitor.

Hike through the mountains and you will come to Moro Rock, which offers views of the Great Western Divide. With 400 laddered steps, you feel like you're standing on top of the world. The rock is also open to rock climbers, however during the summer the area is closed off for falcon nesting. 

There are plenty of walking trails through the sequoias such as Giant Forest and Crescent Meadows. For many, Giant Forest takes visitors into the heart of the park. The forest includes both the world's tallest trees (Redwoods) and the world's largest trees (Sequoias). If visitors don't want to hike around, there are plenty of roads that still take you close to the trees and offer unbelievable sights.

Crescent Meadows includes many Sequoias and Redwoods, however the main draw for people to visit is to try and see the wildlife. The meadow is one of the best places in the park to view wildlife, including the black bear.  

Within Sequoia National Park, the biggest attraction is General Sherman, the world's largest tree (measured by volumne). The tree itself is 275 ft tall and 36 ft in diameter at the base. 

Adjacent to Sequoia National Park is Kings Canyon National Park, which is another great place to visit in the area. 

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From Sequoia National Park, California

  1. Head south on CA-198 W (13.7 mi)
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From Visalia (between Fresno and Bakersfield) take RT 198 east to the town of Three Rivers then:

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