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Sequoia National Park Trails

The Sequoia National Park is a national park in southern California that encompasses 404,063 acres and is known for its varied backpacking and hiking trails. The park is famous for it’s old-growth forests and giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman Tree, one of the largest trees on the planet. The Sequoia National Park contains five of the ten largest trees on Earth in its Giant Forest region.

The Sequoia National Park includes part of the Sierra Nevada Range, and much of the park is uninterrupted backcountry wilderness. Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States, is located on the Sequoia National Park’s eastern border. Many famous trails traverse the park, including the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the High Sierra Trail.

Sequoia National Park connects to King Canyons National Park by way of the Generals Highway. Kings Canyon is also famed for giant sequoia tree, including the General Grant Grove. Together, the two parks are home to some of the best-preserved old-growth forests in the country. Much of the landscape still looks as it did before Western settlement occurred.

Sequoia National Park: High Sierra Trail

Spend a week (or more) trekking 72 miles from the Giant Forest to Mount Whitney on the High Sierra Trail.

Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 20

KENNEDY MEADOWS to TUOLUMNE MEADOWS: The highlight reel of this 209-mile section includes three national parks, several high passes with heavenly views, two stunning wilderness areas, and not a single road. Option: Detour up Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48.

Pacific Crest Trail: Best Month – High Sierra, CA

Every hiker’s life list should include the 270 miles between Mt. Whitney and Sonora Pass. It may take a month, but it’s a trivial sacrifice to make for the most unrelenting wilderness eye-candy you’ll ever feast on.

Sequoia National Park: Mount Whitney via Whitney Trail

Take a day or a three-day weekend for a challenging 20.2-mile climb to the roof of the Lower 48, and see why Muir called it a paradise of rock and light.

Sequoia National Park: Panther Gap Loop

This 11-mile loop passes open meadows and forested slopes, topping out with scenic Sierra campsite on Panther Gap.

Sequoia National Park: Marble Fork

Soak in a series of refreshing swimming holes in Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park: Mount Whitney via the Mountaineers Route

Climb the Lower 48′s highest peak on a route with all of the thrills but none of the crowds.

Sequoia National Park: Giant Forest Loop

This rolling, 7-mile hike travels through some of the largest trees on earth.

Sequoia National Park: Mount Whitney via the Mountaineers Route (Copy)

Climb the Lower 48′s highest peak on a route with all of the thrills but none of the crowds.

Sequoia National Park: Lone Pine Peak via Meysan Lake Trail

Climb without crowds to the state’s top mountain view on this 9.6-mile out-and-back in Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Evolution Valley Loop

Hike cross-country through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to a pocket of dreamy lakeside camps on the John Muir Trail.

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