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Yosemite National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

Massive granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and abundant wildlife: Yosemite’s U-shaped valley features profound natural wonders, earning its spot as the most-visited California national park. With more than 1,200 square miles of protected land within its borders, there’s opportunity for endless adventure. Walk amongst Giant Sequoias, explore the high country, swim in alpine lakes, hike up […]

Are dogs allowed in Sequoia National Park?

Thinking about traveling to Sequoia National Park with your pooch? On the surface, it sounds dreamy. After all, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks boast over 1000 miles of hiking trails – from accessible, fully paved trails that take you to the top things to do in Sequoia National Park, like the world’s largest tree […]

Where is Sequoia National Park?

Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world – the mighty sequoias. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, it is one of the 9 national parks in the state of California. 120 miles north of Sequoia National Park is California’s crown jewel – Yosemite National Park. Bordering Sequoia National Park […]

Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park?

Considering a trip to the land of the giant sequoias but don’t know which park to visit? Well you’re in luck. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are connected by the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and are both easily do-able in one trip. In fact, the byway runs alongside many of the top attractions in […]

Is Sequoia National Park open?

Yes! Sequoia National Park is open year round: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the park varies drastically in elevation and weather heavily affects road conditions. Some roads close during the winter until they are plowed. Generally, year-round services are open at Grant Grove, the Foothills, and Giant Forest & Lodgepole. Cedar […]

How to drive from Sequoia National Park to Kings Canyon?

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are located directly adjacent to one another in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, making them the ideal twofor vacation. They are connected by the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway – a 50 mile stretch of Highway 180 and one of the most stunning drives in all of California. The […]

What is the best time to visit Sequoia National Park?

So you are ready to explore one of California’s best national parks? Sequoia National Park is a nature lovers paradise- home to some of the biggest trees in the world and the highest peak in the contiguous United States. But when is the best time to visit Sequoia National Park? All four seasons offer spectacular […]

Joshua Tree National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

Rugged mountains, giant boulders, desert wildlife, and the famous Joshua Tree yucca plants span across the 800,000-acre landscape protected as Joshua Tree National Park. Go hiking, rock climbing, birding, stargazing, or horseback riding to explore the tranquil environment in this Southern California national park. Gaze at impressive panoramic vistas, learn about California’s mining history, explore […]

Pinnacles National Park: The Complete Guide for 2024

As volcanoes erupted throughout central California about 23 million years ago, Pinnacles National Park began to form. Located near the San Andreas Fault, the fault split over time and pushed Pinnacles about 200 miles north. Peaks over 3,000 feet were formed, and the continuing tectonic movement and wind and water erosion formed the unusual rock […]

All 9 of California’s National Parks: Ranked

California is the stuff of myths, legends, and lore. There’s a sense of fantasy that doesn’t hail from Hollywood, but from the size and scope of its natural wonders. Otherworldly landscapes abound, from colossal, ancient trees to volcanic basins and dangerous deserts, rocky plains and cacti-covered mesas. For those looking to reignite their appreciation for […]

Channel Islands National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

Channel Islands National Park is an archipelago just off the coast of Southern California. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, home to species of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. The islands attract eco-enthusiasts from across the globe, and its surrounding waters, aptly named the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, are home to hundreds […]

Redwood National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

Over 2,000 years old, towering over 300 feet tall, and reaching a circumference of more than 90 feet around: the redwood trees at Redwood National Park are a sight to behold. With over 40,000 acres of old-growth forest and fossils dating back to the Jurassic period, Redwood is one of the most sacred national parks […]