The Sequoia National Park is home to some of the tallest trees on earth, some as old as 3,000 years old! These ancient trees are the longest living and most resilient. With bark up to 3 feet thick, these giants can stand up to 300 ft tall. That's the equivalent of the Statue of Liberty! These trees are also some of the widest trees in the world; you can link up to six people holding hands around its base. Don't miss the opportunity to travel in your car under the famous Tunnel Tree.
Aside from the massive trees, you can also stop at the many picnic areas and enjoy the scenery. Sequoia National Park houses many hikes through the valleys, the most popular include Lakes Trail, Huckleberry Trail, and the Crescent Meadow/Log meadow Trail. The San Joaquin Valley foothills, located in the park, are full of tall grass and shrubbery and are close to the Kaweah River, also known as 3 rivers. The river gets its name because it splits to the South, East, and North. Also, check out the beautiful Pear Lake - a small lake amidst the granite mountain foothills - and the Crystal Cave - a beautiful small marble cavern at the end of a half-mile loop. Go with a guide through the cave on a 45-minute tour.
The park is home to over two hundred different kinds of birds like the Steller's Jay and the Belted Kingfisher. You can spot Siera Nevada Bighorn Sheep and even the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog. There are also black bears, Mule Deer, Opossums, Beavers, Foxes, and Turtles.
Sequoia National Park is open all year, but depending on the snow some trails may be closed or impassable. Make this a memorable trip and visit the Sequoia National Park.