SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
At Giant Forest, in Sequoia Park, is the General Sherman Tree. The largest tree in the world, standing 275 feet high and 103 feet in circumference. The second-largest tree in the world, the General Grant Tree, and the Nation’s Christmas Tree, is located at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon. Both parks provide a hiker’s domain of spectacular peaks, canyons, lakes, and streams, threaded with a thousand miles of trails. Connecting the two national parks is the Generals Highway, a 46-mile long scenic road from Ash Mountain through Giant Forest to Grant Grove. The highway reaches 7,643 feet at Big Baldy Saddle. This highway and branch roads take you to such attractions as Moro Rock, Crystal Cave, Crescent Meadow, Big Stump Grove, and Roaring Fork Falls. You can enjoy Lake Kaweah, only two miles from The Parks Inn Bed & Breakfast, or drive to Mineral King, a peaceful valley beneath the peaks of the Great Western Divide.