Redwood Mountain Grove

Largest Giant Sequoia Grove in the world that features the tallest sequoia at 311 feet. A windy dirt road takes you to the trailhead making it one of the least visited in the park, perfect for those seeking solitude.

Redwood Mountain Grove

Big Stump Trail

Contains many Giant Sequoia Stumps that were logged in the 1800's. The most famous stump, The Mark Twain Tree, was sawed by two men for 13 days in 1891 and estimated to be 1,350 years old.

Big Stump Trail

Fallen Monarch

Fallen Giant Sequoia used in the 19th century as a shelter, a hotel & saloon and a horse stable for the U.S. Cavalry. A closer look reveals the lack of decay for Sequoias. 

Fallen Monarch

General Grant Tree

The second largest tree in the world which measures 268 feet tall and 34 feet in diameter. President Coolidge named it the Nation's Christmas tree in 1926.

General Grant Tree

Gamlin Cabin

Built in 1872 by cattle grazers Israel & Thomas Gamlin. Later served as a storehouse for the U.S. Cavalry then living quarters for the first Park Ranger.

Gamlin Cabin

Panoramic Point

Great place to enjoy a vista in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 7,520 feet high. From the parking area, a quarter mile hike takes you to the top.

Panoramic Point Kings Canyon

Chicago Stump

Giant Sequoia that was cut down to bring to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. At the cost of $15,000, nearly half a million in today's dollars, this tree was cut 50 feet from the ground then hollowed into a 14 foot reassembled section at the fair.

Chicago Stump Sequoia

Converse Basin Grove

 Once the world's largest Sequoia Grove, only 60-100 remain of the once majestic 6,000 Sequoia's which were logged between 1892 and 1918. The Boole tree still stands, estimated to be the 6th largest tree in the world. 

Converse Basin Grove

Junction View

Panoramic Vista looking into Kings Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America at 8,200 feet. It was carved by glaciers out of granite.

Junction View Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

(Highway 180) travels from Giant Sequoia Groves down into the heart of the Sierra Nevada Wilderness

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Grizzly Falls

Impressive 80 foot waterfall just off the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Grizzly Falls

Canyon Viewpoint

Overlook revealing the steep granite cliffs of Kings Canyon

Canyon Viewpoint

Roaring River Falls

0.3 mile round trip hike to a 40 foot waterfall along the Roaring River

Roaring River Falls

Zumwalt Meadow

Winding meadow trail that takes you through tall grass and along the Kings River while the massive granite dome, Grand Sentinel, soars up out of the valley floor. This is the most popular hike in Kings Canyon and is a mile and a half loop that can be done as a leisurely stroll.

Zumwalt Meadow