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A road side view of the Giant Forest - Sequoia National Park

A road side view of the Giant Forest

Giant Forest

A slow drive through the Giant Forest can be a highlight of your trip to this National Park. I persoanlly found it to be a truly beautiful place when seen in a shroud of mist. If you have time for a hike follow one of several small trails that take you on a course which loops around some of the giant Sequoia trees in the Giant Forest.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Along the General's Highway

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2004
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Tokopah Falls - Sequoia National Park

Tokopah Falls

Tokopah Falls on the Kaweah River

These falls are on the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River at the end of the Lodgepole Campground near camp site 125-130. On a clear day your view of the falls is unobscured form several outcropping's along the rivers edge. The view behind the falls is equally beautiful. Tall granite monoliths rise through the clouds behind the falls. It's not advised that you swim under the falls...but we did see people sunbathing on the rock outcroppings around the falls.
There are also some premium campsites right along the falls and river that offer some amazing views for campers.

Address: Lodgpole, Sequoia National Park

Directions: At the end of the Lodgepole Campground.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 7, 2004
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True living giants in the California forest - Sequoia National Park

True living giants in the California forest

Earth's Largest Living Beings: The Sequoia Tree

There are true living giants in the mountains of Central California. Living, breathing organisms taller than any human, larger than the biggest whale in the ocean, and heavier than any creature here on earth. I've always heard stories of "Giants" but dismissed them as "tall tales" or hearsay. I can now say that I believe the stories I've heard about Giants. Well, the facts have been very distorted because the Giants I saw don't have arms and legs, nor do they eat little children who wander lost in the woods. The Giants I saw were solitary, gentle Giants, who hold a commanding presence in their neck of the woods. The Giant Sequoia trees of Sequoia National Park are living wonders of our earth and they are unique only to the central forests & mountains of California. They are mammoth in size & girth. The Sequoias I saw will dwarf any human who stands at there base......and unlike us humans these living trees are peaceful & are deserving of our protection. So next time you hear a story about a Giant in the woods you can say that they really exist....just remember that I offered you the proof.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: This stand of trees in the photograph was taken in an unmarked grove off of the General's Highway. These trees deserve our respect.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Road entrance to Crystal Cave - Sequoia National Park

Road entrance to Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave Crystal Cave Trail Review

Crystal Cave is 15 miles from the park entrance and about 3 miles down a smaller road off of the General's Highway.
The cave was discovered in 1918 and offers visitors a close up look of cave geology and unique formations. It's th only cave in the N.P. to be opened for tours. Prices start at about $18 for 2 hour tours and tickets can only be purchased at the Lodgepole Campground Visitor Center.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Nar the Giant Forest several miles off of the General's Highway.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Giant Forest Museum - Sequoia National Park

Giant Forest Museum

Giant Forest Museum

For a detailed history about Sequoia National Park and in particular the Giant Forest this is a good place to visit for that inforation. One of the most interesting facts about the Giant Sequoia's is that they grow nowhere else in the world except for in this California forest.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Adjacent to the General's Highway south of the Lodgepole Campground.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Tunel Log - Sequoia National Park

Tunel Log

Tunel Log: It's not a family trip to Sequoia.... Tunnel Log Review

...unless you pass under the tunnel log!
This is just one of those semi corny tourist photo spots within Sequoia National Park. With that said my husband was determined to find the Tunnel Log so he could be photographed driving our Jeep underneath this massive fallen Sequia tree. The tree fell in the 1930's and a hole was cut into the trunk to allows cars passage. It's a landmark of sorts and has been photographed hundreds of thousands of times throughout the years.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Located on the same one way road near Moro Rock. Follow the signs and you'll be rewarded!

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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A view looking up at Moro Rock - Sequoia National Park

A view looking up at Moro Rock

Moro Rock: Spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada

Moro Rock is a dome shaped granite monolith which once climbed offers spectacular views of the entire national park and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The hike up to the top follows a narrow foot path with a metal railing to guide you along the way. The hike is enough to leave the average person a little winded but people of all ages made the trip up on our visit. We carried our 9 month old son McKinley to the top of Moro Rock to let him enjoy the glorious views.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Moro Rock is at an elevation of 6725 feet and is located near the Giant Grove off fo a one way looping road.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Family pic at General Sherman Tree - Sequoia National Park

Family pic at General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree

The General Sherman Tree, named after Union General Sherman in the late 1860's, is the largest living being on earth & is located in the Giant Forest section of Sequoia National Park.. The tree is thought to be 2,200 years old and stands alone as the largest tree on eart thanks to its massive volume and girth. Despite the holiday crowds gazing up at this massive living organism leaves you with a wonderful feeling at just how incredible all life is.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: In the Giant Forest region of Sequoia at about the 5000-7000 ft elevation. The grove in which the Sherman Tree stands is not far from Lodgepole Campground & the Giant Forest Visitor Center on the General's Highway.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Our son McKinley Nile visiting his first Ntl. Park - Sequoia National Park

Our son McKinley Nile visiting his first Ntl. Park

Sequoia National Park

This carved wood sign depicting a Native American is just past the main entrance to Sequoia National Park past the town of Three Rivers. This may be a nice place to stop for a photo-op......if park signs are of any interest to you.
Entrance to the N.P is $20 per car for the week.

Address: Sequoia National Park

Directions: Just past the main entrance to Sequoia National Park near Three Rivers, Ca.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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