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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Description: A forest with ancient sequoia trees.

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Giant Forest trip (Sequoia National Park)

We (two families with teenage girls) went to the Giant Forest in the Sequoia National Park and it was amazing. The first day the forest had no snow but it was beautiful. We got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We (two families with teenage girls) went to the Giant Forest in the Sequoia National Park and it was amazing. The first day the forest had no snow but it was beautiful. We got an early morning start and it was cool (not freezing), enough to wear light jackets, although we quickly warmed up as we hiked the many trails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nothing like standing right next to a huge tree that has been on this planet for THOUSANDS of years to humble you and make you see things with a different perspective. The whole experience is amazing. There are plenty of memories to take back home from birds, bears, flowers and the soothing smell of pines. Wish I was back already.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There are some good trails through the Giant Forest - some easy going, some less so. At least one is a must if you visit the national park. Walking amongst the massive trees, seeing the abundant wildflowers is simply wonderful. There is also plenty of wildlife - we saw deer and marmots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We drove from Yosemite to Giant Forest through snow, with a car-sick kid and a mom with altitude sickness (I think). But it was all forgotten the minute we got out of the car, breathed in the fresh air, and got a view of these gorgeous giants. Didn't/couldn't stay long, but would have liked to explore more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

These giant sequoias are the giants of the giants. They are so tall, so massive, so wonderful. If you are visiting the Sequoia National Park, do not miss the Giant Forest.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was as if we were walking through a fairy tale. The mid 50's and rain couldn't chill or dampen my family's smiles. After a night in our Visalia hotel, we're off to Moro's rock and Kings Canyon trails today.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Worth the hike! This was our favorite part of the park. Most of the other hikers were quiet and in awe. There was one rude dude that kept yelling like Tarzan. That was annoying!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved the peace and traquility. Did my soul good to be there... The big trees were amazing. It is a short but wonderful hike.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The trees are amazing something everyone should see while visiting the park. Check out visitor center they might be a guided ranger tour that is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

You can't beat this place. It was a little warm on the weekend we went, but not unbearable. As you clump up in elevation it naturally cools down. Not as much to see or do as Yosemite but not as crowded either. Can't wait to go back and hike up Moro rock.

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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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