Mighty Arms Outstretched to Greet You

SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

A vacation at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks gives you something to look forward to – and up at.

Stand before the world’s largest tree, the General Sherman. With a staggering 36-foot diameter, this 2,200-year-old colossus makes an impact on people commensurate with its size. But that’s just the start.

Hike Moro Rock Trail, which offers a view all the way to the Continental Divide. Picnic in heavenly Zumwalt Meadow, which calls America’s deepest canyon home. There’s no shortage of marvels in these parts, and convenient lodging within the parks ensures you see them all.

Out here, there’s enough space for every visitor to be awestruck. And we could all use more of that in our lives.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Top Attractions

Driving through a giant tree is an experience like no other. And this is the only place to do it. Roll down the windows, or maybe your convertible top, and look up in awe as you drive through the Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park.

Must-Do Activity

Home to the world’s largest trees, the park’s famed giant sequoias are a can’t-miss attraction. The best way to see General Sherman is with a private sightseeing tour of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Knowledgable guides will take you to secluded destination and hidden wonders around the park—plus you'll take home a new fact or two!

Off the Beaten Path

Discover more strenuous hikes that are worth the reward at the Mineral King area in Sequoia National Park. Defined by a 7,500-foot valley, the higher elevation is what makes these trails twice as challenging. Expect gorgeous views, high-alpine lakes and vibrant rocks along the hikes found here.

Insider's Tip

While “snow season in Southern California” may sound like an oxymoron, there’s no shortage of winter activities here. Visit during snowfall and sign up for a guided snowshoe tour or rent equipment at Grant Grove Cabins for your own personal exploration.

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