Spotlight on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, USA


              Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are adjoining parks which feature the world’s largest tree, the giant Sequoia. Sequoias in the park reach to over 300 meters (200 feet) tall, with trunk diameters over 10 m (30 feet). The “Giant Forest is the largest grove of sequoias in the parks and houses the General Sherman Tree, the largest known sequoia, over 2,000 years old, which is almost 100 meters (275 feet) tall, with a circumference of 35 m (103 feet).   Stop first at the Visitor Center for a map and information.  There are numerous hiking trails and scenic roads throughout the parks.

            The most popular drive in the area is the General’s Highway, a scenic route which winds through the parks and provides access to the major attractions.

            In Kings Canyon National Park, the piece de resistance is the General Grant Tree. third largest tree in the world.



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