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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panoramic Vista looking into Kings Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America at 8,200 feet. It was carved by glaciers out of granite.
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
(Highway 180) travels from Giant Sequoia Groves down into the heart of the Sierra Nevada Wilderness
Impressive 80 foot waterfall just off the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
Overlook revealing the steep granite cliffs of Kings Canyon
Roaring River Falls
0.3 mile round trip hike to a 40 foot waterfall along the Roaring River
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.