When people think of National Parks in California, of course they think of Yosemite, the Redwood Forest and also Joshua Tree. Everyone forgets about Sequoia and Kings Canyon.
This is a shame because these adjacent parks are absolutely spectacular. NPS says 'this dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.'
These 2 parks are south of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Yosemite, and also feature dramatic elevation changes, from 1,300 to 14,000 feet. There are loads of trails throughout the park, many of which feature sweeping views of the gorgeous landscape. Also, the weather here varies widely.
There are frequent heavy snowfalls from winter to early spring, sometimes with as much as a foot or more of snow falling. The summers are hot and dry.
Sequoias are the largest living things on the earth, and there are 75 groves of them throughout this park.
Sequoia National park
“Sequoias are the oldest living things in the world.”
Email this post. * Required
This PASHpost story has been shared with John Smith.