The enormous namesake trees at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park attract the most visitors, but other aspects of the terrain demand equal admiration. Within the prominent ranges of the Sierra Nevada mountains, explorers can take in 3,200 lakes and ponds and over 4,100 kilometres of rivers and streams.
More than 1,200 kilometres of trails snake through a landscape that includes dry lowlands, dense oak woodlands and wildflower-covered foothills, which encompass more types of flora and fauna than any other area in this dynamic 865,964-acre expanse.
Nearly 97 percent of the park is vast wilderness. In fact, a backpacker could hike to a spot in the park and be father from a road than any other outer regions in the lower 48 states of America.
While the Giant Forest of sequoias can still be easily reached by visitors, spring through to autumn is the best time for sequoia gazing and exploring the recreational wonderland these ancient forests contain.
There’s something to do all year round within the Kings Canyon National Park. There are mountains to climb; long scenic drives with impressive vistas; caves to tour; rivers to fish and swim in; rocks to climb; and valley’s to ski and fields to snowshoe in the winter.
Take a long walk, explore via horseback or attend a ranger-led program, relax under the trees with a California style picnic – there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in this majestic part of the world.