Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
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Anthony S
Roanoke, VA569 contributions
Spectacular Trees.
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic place to visit! You will not see these big trees anywhere else on earth but the Sierra Nevada Range and the Giant Forest and it’s adjoining trails will have the largest trees, in size and number anywhere. Didn’t hike any back country, multi day trails, but it is said they are nothing short of spectacular.

While Seki doesn’t quite have the WOW of factor of Yosemite, with the granite and waterfalls, Seki is VERY special in its own right with these gargantuan trees..
IF you plan to visit both, I would recommmend Seki first, then YNP.
Written July 16, 2021
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CAAdams53
Fort Collins, CO289 contributions
Nice Parks!
Jun 2021
Sequoia National Park is beautiful. We stayed in Three Rivers so pretty quick to get into the park. Saturday was really busy going into the park but we had went in early. Kings Canyon was a long drive from Three Rivers. It was 1 1/2 hours. We did not go through Sequoia to get there as that would have taken a lot longer. Glad we went but didn't feel we would have had to as not as much to do there.
Written June 22, 2021
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ShannaAndFamily
OH229 contributions
Take time to research if you have limited time
Jun 2021 • Couples
We were driving up on our way from LAX to Yosemite and I really wanted to see General Sherman. I misread the website and thought he was in Kings Canyon so we went in the wrong entrance. We didn't want to spend the extra hour driving south to go north again so we made so with a trip to see General Grant (amazing if only second biggest), one of the overlooks (20m drive from visitor center at KC) and the Chicago Stump which we don't even know for sure was where we ended up but we did see two really big, burned stumps. We enjoyed it but I wish I would have paid more attention to park maps before we went.
Written June 20, 2021
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DawnousAtl
Atlanta, Ga307 contributions
Immpressive
Jun 2021
This is one of the few National Parks I would say is accessible. Most of the trails are paved, which I don't really like but appreciate for other folk. Parking is an issue. There isn't much of it and although the park has a good, well-organized shuttle service, its still means time spent waiting,etc. Because of Covid only a few people were allowed in building (like the visitor center) at a time resulting in long lines. The best part is the Congress trail, but do what you can to take some of the unpaved trails throughout the park. It's there you will be alone with the trees in the their natural state. Oddly, one of the rangers couldn't answer our basic questions about the trees. Seems training for these folks could be better.
Written June 7, 2021
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betty l
Brampton, Canada9,952 contributions
Astounding Huge Trees
May 2021
We were here during a long weekend holiday off from work so we decided to drive around and explore the national parks. We were astounded by the huge trees in this park. It would be wonderful to come back and camp out during summer.
Written June 1, 2021
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lcjt01
Omaha, NE146 contributions
Sequoia National Park
May 2021
We traveled through the Sequoia National Park Sunday May 30, 2021. The park is close to Porterville, CA. You drive all the way up 7,000 feet to visit the big Sequoia trees to include General Sherman. We should have come a different weekend because trying to get to the entrance took longer than 30 minutes as there was a very long line of cars waiting to get in as everyone wanted to visit on the holiday weekend. The park is very beautiful and the trees are incredible. There is so much to do that one day is not enough to see everything especially when there are thousands of people trying to see the same thing as you. Suggestion is to visit when it's not a holiday weekend. The Park staff were very pleasant and informative.
Written May 31, 2021
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Motion22
Kansas City, MO540 contributions
Great Park, Bad Facilities
May 2021 • Couples
I think this is one of our best and most scenic National Parks. The drive is fabulous with plenty of hairpin curves giving way to magnificent canyons, rivers, and valleys. Of course the trees are what one comes for and they do not disappoint. I was here during Covid so the museum was closed. I do want to comment on the facilities- it is time for Congress to send money to our Park Service so facilities can be updated and enlarged. The restrooms are in horrible shape and way to small and infrequent for the masses that visit this park. Yes there is plenty of land where new could facilities could be built.
Written May 31, 2021
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Wendy S
Pittsburgh, PA80 contributions
Two gems to add to the list!
May 2021
Taking this magnificent natural beauty in after being couped up during COVID! It was so nice to walk the trails and see the beauty. It was even better to go without a mask and smell the scents of the forest. The Sequoia Congress Trail was awesome. The walk in Kings Canyon along the Kings River to Mist Falls was also a winner.
Written May 6, 2021
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magan2
Ramseur, NC56 contributions
Be Prepared!
Apr 2021
The natural beauty of God's creation is on full display at Sequoia! There is so much to see that you could spend more than one day trying to take it all in.

If you are thinking about going, I recommend it....BUT BE PREPARED!

Based on websites I looked at, there were supposed to be places to eat and a place to get gas about halfway through the park. Based on that info, we didn't take any food with us and I didn't fill my tank up with gas before entering the park...BAD MISTAKE!

We had to drive 3 1/2 hours to even get there, so we had not eaten anything all day, looking forward to eating in the park. Well, by the time we got to where the food and gas were "supposed" to be, we found out it was all CLOSED! There was nothing. We were starving and low on gas, which made us have to leave the park earlier than we would have liked in order to eat and not run out of gas.

So, I would pack a lunch and take plenty of water because you will do a lot of walking.

THE GENERAL SHERMAN TREE
If you want to see the huge General Sherman Tree, be advised that it is about a half a mile walk. That is not too bad, but it is all downhill. Still not bad...until you have to walk all the way back up! My wife has knee issues, so she was not able to make it all the way. So, keep this in mind if you go.
Written April 30, 2021
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mom22sons
Central Arizona, AZ657 contributions
Great hiking
Apr 2021 • Couples
Had a great time hiking meadows and trails. Beautiful parks. Sequoia is popular. Less crowded is King’s Canyon. King’s Canyon is absolutely beautiful. So peaceful. Did King’s Canyon one day and Sequoia the next. The trees in both parks are amazing. Drizzled on the Sequoia day. Heaven on earth listening to the rain drops falling in the leaves.
Written April 29, 2021
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