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Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When you visit the park make a point to take the 400 stair hike up to Morrow Rock. There are plenty of places to sit and catch your breath plus the stairs are in good condition. It is really worth the hike for the view and to be able to say you did it. next there is an EASY walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Phenomenal! I hiked to pear lake and spent the night. You have to get a back country pass first and have a safety briefing at the visitor center first. It's a 6.2 mile hike to pear lake with a gross elevation gain of 2800 ft. The thin air makes you work for it, but it's all worth it in the... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited early January and the narrow winding route to the park was smooth and no traffic at all however once inside found that most of place of attractions are closed. We only got to see the huge redwoods and sequoia trees which are truly ancient and for me, mind boggling. Were able to talk to some park rangers inside who... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The tall and huge redwood and sequoia trees was beautiful! Looking at the biggest tree on earth "General Sherman Tree" is just simply awesome! This place is a must see even once in your life....

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Regensburg, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have traveled thousands of miles to see the wonderful trees and it was the highlights of our trip. The National Park is well organised, the ranges offer an excellent advise , the toilet facilities are excellent and the entry price is very reasonable. Naturally the cost of food is a little bit high. If possible try to camp even... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even though I have previously lived in Northern California, this was my first visit to Sequoia National Park. We visited on Labor Day Weekend, so needless to say it was a heavy traffic day. Despite the heavy traffic on the extreme winding, narrow roadway to the big trees, everything kep moving and the Park Rangers did an excellent job of... More

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Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We hiked the Lakes Trail to Heather Lake. We used the Watchtower trail on our approach and the Hump trail on our descent. The last quarter of the Watchtower trail is harrowing in that the trail is carved out of a rock face providing you with a few feet of width. Do not look over the edge, just keep walking... More

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Foster City, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a family reunion at this beautiful national park and had a great time. We stayed at the Wuksachi Lodge. If you want to enjoy the park, I suggest you reserve early! Don't miss the Sherman Tree, tunnel lag, giant forest and Morro rock climbing. Places to eat in the park are expensive and not good so be creative... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Travel along the Generals' Highway in Sequoia National Park. Check out the General Sherman Tree(the tallest Sequoia known) and then visit the General Grant Tree(greatest by volume) at the opposite end. Along the way, you'll see some impressive big ones.

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Houston, Texas
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything about this place is remarkable. Be aware when driving into the parks that there will be a lot of travelers and the roads are very curvy. Although I have never encountered animals I would want to mention that you may either on the trails or on the road so be prepared so you and the wildlife stay say. Enjoy... More

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