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Day trip from Bakersfield to Sequoia

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Day trip from Bakersfield to Sequoia

Hi there!

We're planning a day trip from Bakersfield CA to Sequoia.

Could you please help me what to see, which roads to use, etc?

The only constrain is that it has to be a day trip, which means we'll have to get back to Bakersfield for the night. So this is a must.

Can you help me?


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1. Re: Day trip from Bakersfield to Sequoia

If this will be during the warmer months, there is a shuttle bus from Visalia up to the park and back. It runs from sometime in May through sometime in September. That would save you from doing the mountain driving yourself. It's only USD $15 for a round-trip ticket. See …visalia.ca.us/depts/transit/sequoia_shuttle/ or send email to SequoiaShuttle@ci.visalia.ca.us for more information.

You would still have to drive from Bakersfield to Visalia, of course, a drive of 78.6 miles (125 km) with a drive time of about 1 hour and 15 minutes in normal conditions.

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2. Re: Day trip from Bakersfield to Sequoia

Hi! Thank you.

We would be going in mid-June, so yes, the warmer months are targeted for the trip.

Using this shuttle, will we be able to see or at least sample the giant trees and such wonders of the Sequoia?



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3. Re: Day trip from Bakersfield to Sequoia

You will drive by sequoia trees on your way through the park, but in order to see the most magnificent ones you will have to do some hiking. The shuttle stops at several points of interest, including Moro Rock, Crescent Meadow, and the General Sherman tree. All three of these are must-see attractions and have trails that will take you to some amazing sights.

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