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Visit Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is one of the most southerly of the Sierra Nevada national parks and one of the most breathtaking.

Famous for its thick forests of ancient sequoia trees, the park’s Giant Forest is home to five of the ten largest trees in the world. The enormous General Sherman tree, thought to be the largest on earth, stands 275 feet high and is reputed to be 2200 years old. Visit the Giant Forest Museum for a better understanding of the life cycle of these huge sequoias and what is being done to protect them.

Highway 198 climbs through the park’s largely roadless wilderness, making for easy sightseeing. Inside the park boundaries it is known as the Generals Highway. Following the road from the museum you can take the spur to Auto Log, a fallen sequoia chiselled flat to enable motorists to drive on to it. Beyond lies the granite monolith of Moro Rock where a three mile trail leads up 400 stone steps for remarkable long distance views.

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