Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are located at the southern end of the 400-mile long Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the largest single mountain range in the United States. The parks are adjacent, without a noticeable boundary between them, are primarily known for the stunning giant sequoias, the largest living things on earth. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks must be experienced on foot—only then can you come face-to-face with the grandeur of the incredible scenery.
Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a clear, concise guide to 61 of the most rewarding day hikes in these two parks. These hikes will introduce you to the giant sequoias and some of the most impressive canyons, rock formations, and panoramic overlooks found anywhere. Highlights include valleys with towering canyon walls and granite monoliths, verdant alpine meadows fringed with magnificent stands of giant sequoias, cascading creeks and waterfalls, and phenomenal views.
Each hike includes:
- detailed map
- accurate driving and hiking directions
- distance/time/elevation statistics
- list of relevant maps
- summaries to help hikers find a trail appropriate to their ability and desire
- several overall maps to show the hikes in the greater area