Sequoia National Park is famous for its old-growth forests. One giant sequoia known as the General Sherman Tree, is among the largest trees on Earth. Portions of the Sierra Nevada Range run through Sequoia, and most of the park is backcountry wilderness. Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the Lower 48, stands on the park’s eastern border. Famous Long Trails such as the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the High Sierra Trail also traverse the park. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park share hundreds of miles of trails popular with day hikers and backpackers alike. Much of the landscape still looks as it did before Western settlement occurred.