Tourist attractions and places of interest


Sequoia National Park, California




On the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, some way south of Yosemite National Park and immediately south of Kings Canyon National Park.

By car, Sequoia National Park can only be accessed from the west.

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are adjacent and administered as one unit. The entrance fee covers both parks.


The size of Sequoia National Park alone, not including Kings Canyon National Park, is 629 square miles. For comparison, the English county of Hertfordshire has an area of 632 square miles.

What to See and Do

Admire the beautiful views, especially from Moro Rock, and of course the giant Sequoia redwood trees.

Cave tours can be taken at Crystal Cave, which lies at the end of a spur road from near Giant Forest Village. This area is only open during the summer. The National Park Service Golden Eagle Passport does not cover the cost of cave tours. I believe that you may have to obtain tickets for tours of Crystal Cave at the store or the lodge in Giant Forest Village - in any case it would be well worth inquiring about cave tours there before taking the spur road.

Some Ideas for Places to Stay

In the Area

Comments: Mrs. Virginia M Bannister submitted the following report:

In our many decades here I have not heard of "nodding donkeys". In Orange County we call them grasshoppers. The part is also accessible from the south through Three Rivers, CA.

Virginia M Bannister


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