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"The hidden park" Top 5 Page for this destination Sequoia National Park by shivan

Sequoia National Park Travel Guide: 289 reviews and 640 photos

Why hidden? Simple.
The Sequoia National Park is located almost in the middle of California, maybe the most visited state in the United States, but it is still quite difficult to reach or to add it to a full California tour.
There is a big highway running southbound from the Yosemite National Park through Fresno and Bakersfield but it is not close to the park. At a certain moment you must leave it, head eastwards towards the mountains to reach the park.
It is a long deviation, and you will also be forced to do the same route to return to the towns along the highway and go on travelling.
That is why we decided to "miss" the Sequoia this year. The route should have been too long.
The flooding in the Death Valley, our next planned destination after the Yosemite Park, forced us to find a different route towards Utah and Arizona, where the great marvels where awaiting us.
Forced, but welcome, new destination: the Sequoia National Park, and an improvised night around Fresno.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l-!!
  • Cons:too far from beaten roads
  • In a nutshell:should not to be missed, if you have time
  • Last visit to Sequoia National Park: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 1:28 AM

    thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures ans excellent tips with us..

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2006 at 11:35 AM

    Good page on a great park! Sequoia National Park is one of my favorites, you have a lot of good photos and tips on it!

  • JosM's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2005 at 1:29 AM

    Giant pics :-) and fun reading!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2004 at 4:58 AM

    Great page Nicola! Fun to read and beautiful photos! Those Sequoia trees are so amazing. I loved Seqoia Park, absolutely worth the visit! :-))

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 1:55 PM

    Wow, really giant trees !!!!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 12:05 PM

    You are right, you really have to see these trees in person to understand how impressive they are! My grandparents used to live near here, so I've visited this park several times.

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 12:54 AM

    General Sherman - what can I say - he's a big buggah isn't he! Lovely photos Nicola, I particlaurly like the one of the chipmunk. Or is he a squirrel?

  • tishomingoblues's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 3:23 AM

    ...and about Tulare and its motel: the real american MOTEL...and what faces around (and bellies)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 6:22 AM

    Nice job!

  • Poda's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 5:12 AM

    why any pics from the top of the tree? you can do better!!!


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