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Sequoia National ParkUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Sequoia National Park

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 2 mi (3.3 km) from Tokopah Falls and within 6 mi (10 km) of General Sherman Tree and The Congress Trail. Big Trees ...

4/5Very Good! (1,376 reviews)

"It was great and really loved staying Wuksachi Lodge."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Wuksachi Lodge
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 $119 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Our Place Playground and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Horse Creek ...

3.9/5Good! (2,060 reviews)

"When I made my reservation on Expedia I send a message to the hotel via the Expedia App that I desired to stay on the top floor because I was going to be there for a week. When I arrived the hotel did not receive the Expedia message; Expedia suggested in the future I not use there App. BUT, the hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia/Kings Canyon
Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
2.5 out of 5
Kaweah Genral Store, 40462 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA
The price is $82 per night

Located in the heart of Three Rivers, this cabin is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Our Place Playground and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Horse ...

2.9/5 (418 reviews)

"I loved it awesome very quiet clean. The back river view the best."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Sequoia Riverfront Cabins

Popular places to visit in Sequoia National Park

General Sherman Tree
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General Sherman Tree

5/5(319 reviews)

The world’s largest tree by volume, this giant sequoia is more than 2,000 years old. You must see it in place to fully appreciate its colossal size. 

Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Discover the unique underground world of Sequoia National Park as you crawl, walk and climb through a twisting network of dark caves. 

The Congress Trail
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The Congress Trail

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to The Congress Trail and popular activities like hiking in Sequoia National Park. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Hume Lake
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Hume Lake

4.5/5(82 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Hume Lake, a popular spot to commune with nature in Hume. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Giant Forest Museum
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Giant Forest Museum

4.5/5(155 reviews)

Learn all about the massive, cloud-skimming tree species that populate the nearby Giant Forest at this small but fascinating museum. 

Moro Rock
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Moro Rock

4.5/5(185 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Moro Rock and enjoy the mountain views during your trip to Three Rivers. Amble around this family-friendly area's riverfront, or seek out the hiking trails.

Reviews of Sequoia National Park

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Jan 8, 2020

A beautiful place!

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 11, 2019

This park was amazing! The General Grant and Sherman trees were cool, but there were so many huge trees that we could walk right up to. The tokopah falls trail was the absolute best! There was a bear and cub right on the trail!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 25, 2019

Beautiful, majestic park. Hiking that will take your breath away

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 4, 2019

Nature at its finest...many lifetime memories.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 20, 2019

This national park is absolutely amazing!!! Definitely worth the visit.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 9, 2019

The trees are amazing. Walking amongst the giants you are in awe. The views of the gorge and Moro Rock are incredible. A must see for all ages.

Cities near Sequoia National Park

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Three Rivers

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Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park