Sequoia National Park
About the Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890 to protect 404,064 acres of forested mountainous terrain. Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet, the park contains the highest point in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level. The park is south of, and contiguous with, Kings Canyon National Park; both parks are administered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume. With a height of 83.8 meters a diameter of 7.7 m, an estimated bole volume of 1,487 m3, and an estimated age of 2,300–2,700 years, it is nevertheless among the tallest, widest, and longest-lived of all trees on the planet.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks for Sequoia National Park
1) Visit The Sherman Tree Trail
A must do adventure at the heart of the park, in the shade of towering sequoias and redwood groves, the Giant Forest is home to half of the Earth’s largest and longest-living trees. the General Sherman Tree is not only the largest living tree in the world, but the largest living organism, by volume, on the planet. enjoy an 0.8-mile roundtrip paved trail that descends from the parking lot to the base of the General Sherman tree and meanders through a grove of giant sequoia trees!
2) Soak Up The Majestic Mountain Loop
Is another way to experience the highlights of Sequoia National Parks, from trees that reach dizzying heights to miles of winding trails, spend your days snapping photos, scaling mountains, wading waist deep into rivers, or relaxing in the soft grass of a wildflower meadow.
No matter what the adventure, always bring the necessary outdoor gear with you.
3) Stop By The Giant Forest Museum
One of the best ways to know and offers information about giant sequoias and human history in the forest is heading to the Historic Giant Forest Museum, it was built in 1928 by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. Visitors flock to this park institution Exploring the ecology and natural history of the park through interactive exhibits, Taking an easy one-mile stroll around beautiful Round Meadow. Trailside exhibits help tell the story of the park. This is just one of the park’s many interpretive forest trails leading out from the museum.
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