Destination: Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon often takes second seating to Sequoia National Park.

It’s so bad that I can’t write a first sentence about Kings Canyon without mentioning Sequoia National Park (see above).

However, the northerly partner within this pair of parks has its own highlights (say that 10x fast). It’s in Kings Canyon—just east of Fresno, California—that visitors will find the General Grant Grove, home to the second largest tree in the world, and the Redwood Mountain Grove, the largest natural grove of Giant Sequoia trees in existence. Kings Canyon itself (emphasis on the “canyon” here) ranks as one of the deepest in the nation and boasts an impressive collection of cave systems. Uber outdoorsy folk take note: the park is also adjacent to (and provides access via foot and horseback) the lofty Sierra Crest, where elevations climb above 14,000 to rival the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.

A few pics of Little Sequoia National Park Kings Canyon National Park:

Sequoias on the rise in Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoias on the rise in Kings Canyon National Park

The General Grant tree in Kings Canyon National Park

The base of the massive General Grant tree

Giant Sequoia tree in Kings Canyon National Park

Giant Sequoias in Kings Canyon National Park

An overturned Sequoia in Kings Canyon National Park

An overturned Sequoia; the wood of these trees is resistant to rot.

Gamlin Cabin in Kings Canyon National Park

Gamlin Cabin, built in 1872, is a historic structure within the park.

Kings Canyon National Park

Thar be canyons out thar.

Learn more about Kings Canyon National Park here.

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