Sequoia National Park Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 87%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Green Travelers
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (33)
- Sequoia National ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Mar 07, 2014
Sequoia National Park has been overshadowed by Yosemite National Park, which is located north of this park. Not as popular, but it still has a lot to offer. My first camping experience happened to be in Sequoia, which was a "Bucket List-like" experience. Since we were here at night, the biggest difference was the night sky as you could see hundreds of stars in the sky easily compared to only seeing few in your typical L.A. Suburbs. Usually the best time for Stargazing is in the winter. Our campsite was very close to a lodge, which has a shower, but, unfortunately it was broken that time. We were able to pick up few supplies up from the store and there was a toilet and a hot water faucet. Neither could be found in our camp site. After all camping is supposed to be attached to nature as much as possible. The camp site was large due to how many people reserved in our group.
Other than the spectacular stars, you see at night during the day occasionally a wild deer will pass by, probably curious to see a stranger. We did manage to see the famed General Sherman Tree which is the landmark of the park for being the world's biggest tree. That landmark was just about 30 minutes walking from our campsite; hiking was only like a half mile to see the tree. There has was more crowded did I expected probably is because of summer. The thing that was surprising is that I heard you could hear loud motorcycle noises come from miles away which is something the Park might put restriction on and fine as it could disturb the wild animals in the park.
Like many other campers, I make a mistake by not bringing enough warm clothing to deal with the cold nights even though the afternoon may feel almost like home. There were campfire setups, but fires were not allowed due to an incident from another camper where the wind spread their fire. I read some articles saying that in decade or so that fires will be permitted. Seeing the night sky will be almost nonexistent in the contiguous United States due to continuous city expansion that creates light pollution. I will definitely come back for a winter trip when the sky is darker and there is snow!
- Sequoia National ParkOct 17, 2013
Sequoia National Park isn't as famous or crowded as Yosemite National Park, but that's okay because that means more solitude for you. High Sierra Nevada mountain scenery, serene groves of giant sequoia trees, nature trails and riverside swimming holes are what you'll find here. If you've only got limited time, don't miss a climb up Moro Rock, a walk around Crescent Meadow or out to Eagle View on the High Sierra Trail, and a visit to the General Sherman Tree, currrently the world's largest known tree (by volume). If it's a hot summer day, there are plenty of swimming holes down along the river in the Foothills area of the park. If you're planning on camping, reserve ahead for Lodgepole campground, which is nearby the Giant Forest in the middle of the park.
- Sequoia National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 10, 2013
We went to Sequoia in early spring and were completely wowed. Sequoia is home to some of the biggest and oldest trees on earth - so big that it literally takes your breath away. It is a huge park and there is great hiking and fewer crowds than Yosemite. We also saw lots of wildlife, including a mother bear with 3 cubs!
- Sequoia National ParkJul 05, 2012
The sequoias (giant redwoods) are absolutely beautiful. There are lots of great hikes, camping, rock climbing and horseback riding to be done here. A great alternative the hustle and bustle of Yosemite if you are looking for some great outdoors.
- Sequoia National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
The dimensions of sequoia trees are impressive. In the Giant Forest there is General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree. It is 2000 years old, 275 feet tall, and 102 feet in circumference. I felt like being in a magic world of giants. It is really impressive here nature power.
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