Sequoia National Park, CA

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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.

Western Holiday Lodge Three Rivers
Western Holiday Lodge Three Rivers
2 out of 5
40105 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA, 93271
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Wuksachi Lodge
Wuksachi Lodge
2.5 out of 5
64740 Wuksachi Way Wuksachi Vi, Sequoia National Park, CA, 93262
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4/5 Very Good! (997 reviews)
"Most of the park is still the beautiful, breath-taking spectacle we hoped for, despite last year's fires. The Lodge had just re-opened the day before we arrived, so staffing and processes are still being worked out. A lot of new staff, not enough for a full service restaurant yet. Customers queue ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

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, 93271
The price is $236 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
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3.9/5 Good! (972 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly, and it's in a great location."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia/Kings Canyon
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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
Miramonte, CA
The price is $161 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
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4.4/5 Wonderful! (157 reviews)
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Stansfield Cabin Sleeps 2, NO Cleaning Fee, Single night stays welcome
Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
2.5 out of 5
Kaweah Genral Store, 40462 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA, 93271
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2.9/5 (480 reviews)
"Location is great, owner is very nice,,Properly needs some improvements, but they already working on it"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Sequoia Riverfront Cabins
Sequoia Resort
Sequoia Resort
3 out of 5
50616 Highway 245, Badger, CA, 93603
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4.5/5 Wonderful! (90 reviews)
"The manager Chris was extremely helpful and kind. The little house was laid out very nicely and the kitchenette had everything we could want. The road to and from the place was just beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was that the lake was down to a big puddle due to the drought. Nothing anyone ..."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2022

Sequoia Resort
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