Sequoia National Park Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Sequoia National Park

If you have extra time, General Sherman Tree is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Sequoia National Park
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    Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    Visitors to the Giant Forest use a lot of the same words to describe it, including "awe-inspiring," "amazing" and a "must-see." The large sequoia grove is located between the Marble and Middle Forks of the Kaweah River and is home to more than 8,000 sequoias – the most of any

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    Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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    Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Sightseeing, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    To visit Kings Canyon by car, the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (otherwise known as Highway 180) is the only option for vehicles. The 50-mile route, which is full of twists and turns, takes visitors to one of the deepest canyons in North America.

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    General Sherman Tree
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    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Hiking, Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    The General Sherman Tree – the world's largest tree by volume – stands 275 feet tall and measures more than 36 feet in diameter at its base. Visitors call the tree magnificent and humbling, but warn that lines can be long to take photos by the tree. Many advise arriving

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    Hiking
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    #4 in Sequoia National Park
    Hiking, Recreation, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Hiking, Recreation, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    There are any number of trails in Sequoia National Park for all abilities and ages. In theGiant Forest, the Congress Trail, a paved 2-mile loop that begins near theGeneral Sherman Tree, is a big hit with visitors, who call it a beautiful, relatively easy walk. A shorter hike, the Big

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    Moro Rock
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    Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Hiking, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    This granite dome rewards hikers with a breathtaking view of the Great Western Divide and the western half of Sequoia National Park. Though there are about 400 steps that lead 300 feet up to the top, visitors declare it completely worth the workout to enjoy the amazing views at the summit.

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    Tunnel Log
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    Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Natural Wonders, Sightseeing, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    The Tunnel Log, located along the Crescent Meadow Road in theGiant Forest, offers a fun photo op for park visitors. This enormous tree, which fell across the road in 1937, was 275 feet tall and 21 feet at the base when it collapsed. The tunnel was cut through the tree

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