Technically two separate National Parks, they play together very well. You really can't see one without the other considering the exit of one is the entrance to another. The dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. Nestled in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley the weather varies a lot by season and elevation. Chains ARE required to be in your vehicle at all times come this time of year so - be prepared.
We decided to try out and see what #VANLIFE was all about. We ended up borrowing one of our good friends Van that he just remodeled. We made a deal, and asked if we could help with the build and put some work into it if we could maybe borrow it to go on our first AdVANture. He said YES, so off we go! We will have an additional write up on our take on #VanLife soon - so stay tuned.
Sequoia National Park is beautiful. We have NEVER seen trees like this. They are truly breathtaking. The size and comparison is unbelievable. One thing to note is there isn't much 'to-do' while visiting. There are very few pull off areas that allow you to explore but we highly recommend taking every opportunity to pull off.
Must See Spots:
General Sherman Tree
General Grant Tree Trail
Kings Canyon National Park starts right where Sequoia ends. The tree's are just a big and there are a few more turnouts in our opinion to pull off and explore. A majority of the campgrounds are closed this time of year (November) so get an early start to make the most of the day.
Must See Spots:
Kings Canyon Scenic By-way
Big Stump Trail
Our Favorite Views