Sequoia National Park Guide

Sequoia National Park is home to the largest – and the largest number of – sequoia trees on earth. Due to their height, but especially their girth, sequoia trees are the biggest plants on the planet. Many of the largest trees have names and seeing them is a truly awe-inspiring experience.

There is no place like it, easily making Sequoia National Park (and the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park), one of the top national parks in the United States.

Sequoia National Park Travel Guide

Sequoia National Park at a glance

  • State: California
  • Main attractions: Giant sequoia trees, black bears
  • Best time to go: Late spring – early fall
  • Hotels/ Airbnbs: Inside the park, Three Rivers
  • Campgrounds: Inside and near the park
  • Dining: Inside the park, Three Rivers
  • Shuttle: Yes

Sequoia National Park Guide

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About the Author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has dedicated his life to travel and has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He’s visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including Time Business News, Savoteur, and Wired. He also has several published detailed itineraries in addition to many free online guides.

James has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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