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“Huge Trees and great nature walks!”

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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
65 helpful votes
“Huge Trees and great nature walks!”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. The trees were bigger than we could have ever imagined. If was cool to walk amongst these giants! A full day is needed to be able to take it all in.

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Kihei, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 helpful votes
“Awe-inspiring!”
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Love this park! Take the time to drive up here and go to the Crystal Cave. The Congress trail is well worth it, too!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 helpful votes
“Gorgeous! ”
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is breathtaking, there is plenty to do for a few hours.

We weren't staying here but there are lots of campsites and picnic areas for people to relax in.

You have to see the giant trees, General Sherman and General Grant while you are here too!

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Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 helpful votes
“An Experience Like No Other!”
Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's been important to my husband and me to open our children's eyes to the wonders of the vast and amazing country to our five sons. This year we wanted to see the Giant Redwoods. But what we learned was that you don't just "see" the Giant Redwoods - you experience them. It's amazing. It's AWESOME - in the truest sense of the word. Do you know that the U.S. has the two oldest and largest trees IN THE WORLD? We didn't. They are estimated to be over 3000 years old. Named General Sherman and General Grant, these two beauties stand in the Sequoia National Forest and people from all around the world come to see them.

What we didn't really expect was how captivating this entire national park is. We entered from the south and the park seemed mainly rocky and rugged, then it changed entirely and became amazingly lush, green and cool. I likened it to the movie Fern Gully (if you've ever seen that). It's hard to believe you can experience such totally opposite environments just minutes from each other! And this is just as you're driving into the park!

I could go on and on, but I'll try to crystallize most of the important stuff here:
* There are plenty of hiking and walking trails for ALL ages and levels of ability.
* There are plenty of benches to stop and catch your breath or just embrace your surroundings.
* There is a wide variety of food available at the park stations if you don't want to pack a lunch (and souvenirs if you're so inclined!)
* The trails to General Sherman and General Grant are paved and while these specific trees are cordoned off, they reside in an entire forest of these beautiful and majestic trees. Touch them - you won't believe how they feel!!
* Take a moment to stop in at the first available ranger station and speak with one of the friendly, informative rangers about the park and your particular family situation. They will be happy to advise you and warn you of the unique environmental issues in the park (i.e. - how to recognize the potential for lightening in the higher elevations).

Sequoia National Forest is one of the most inspiring and beautiful places I have ever seen and I have been fortunate enough to have experienced parts of Hawaii, France, England, Mexico and the United States from one coast to the other. I would love to go back and have a full day to just wander and enjoy. A must for anyone who loves the outdoors!

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Las Vegas
1 review
“Great Sequoia Sightseeing Tour”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

Sequoia Sightseeing Tours by Becky and Paul Bishoff is a must for visitors to Sequoia National Park. My wife and I recently did the half-day tour and were thoroughly satisfied with the total experience. The tour was conducted by Paul who met us at the Wuksachi Lodge promptly at 10:00 as scheduled and drove us along with nine other guests throughout the park. His lively narration displayed a superior knowledge of the giant trees and wildlife, the history of the park as well as botanical, geological and meteorological aspects of the area.

More than anything, we truly enjoyed Paul"s friendly manner and personal anectdotes that made the experience come alive. He made everyone on the tour feel comfortable with a sense of comraderie and is genuinely gifted for this type of work. He promised that we would get to see a bear during the tour and went out of his way to keep that promise. By the end of the tour we saw 5 bears, including one of the largest in the park

Don't miss this tour!

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