MILES FROM LOS ANGELES
631 square miles.
National Park Service
Known for its massive Sequoia trees, Sequoia National Park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains. The dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size and beauty.
Most of the rivers in the park run too quickly to allow safe kayaking. However, Hume Lake is a great spot for kayaking or canoeing.
Sequoia National Park Inside the national park there are 14 campgrounds, most of them first come, first served. There's also a handful of group campsites that are reservation-only. More information regarding campsite options and closures can be found here.
Potwisha is the lowest campground in the park and typically has the warmest weather. Lodgepole is the heart of the park, surrounded by giant sequoias near the Kaweah River. Cold Springs is the highest campground at 7,500 feet, located in Sequoia's Mineral King Area.
Sequoia National Forest has endless hiking possibilities. AllTrails has a list of 95 trails in the park for hiking, running, views, etc. A popular attraction is Moro Rock Trail — a short, heavily trafficked trail with a spectacular view. Marble Falls Trail is a moderate, 7.4 mile hike through the canyon with multiple creek crossings and waterfalls.
Sequoia National Forest is a great place for climbing, with rocks similar to what you'll find in Yosemite. The climbs range from easy to extremely challenging, and most require a full day to experience. Mountain Project is a great source for planning where/what you want to climb.
Sierra Fly Fisher is the first NPS-approved guided service ever permitted to fish Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Whether you're a beginner or experienced they can match you with a guide to show you fly fishing through the Sierras.
Open seasonally from May to October, the market offers an assortment of to-go meals, ideal to take on a hike or picnic. There is also a café if you'd like to dine in.
Grab a sandwich to go or enjoy a meal on their deck overlooking the river. They share the property with Sage Roots, which offers coffee, smoothies and fresh produce.
Located inside the park. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is purely a dine-in restaurant with a full bar. The space is known for its wonderful views and hospitality.
Sequoia's signature hotel, offering 102 guest rooms, a restaurant and cocktail lounge. Here is a list of additional lodging in Kings Canyon — a handful of similar options, offering standard rooms or cabins.
This market was converted to a museum in 2001 to share the history of the big trees. There's a trail leading from the museum to Round Meadow.
The world's largest tree by volume. This is a main attraction for tourists, often creating long lines for a photo.
This tourist attraction came to be when a giant sequoia fell across the Crescent Meadow Road in 1937. The tunnel was cut the following summer and remains today at 17 feet wide and 8 feet high. There's a bypass for vehicles that are too tall.