Also known as A Land of Giants, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park are known for their stunning landscape. They are full of some of nature’s most beautiful land features such as huge mountains, rugged foothills, steep canyons, massive caverns, and of course, the world’s most towering trees. The parks lie side by side in southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. You’ll experience an array of weather depending on the season.


Within these parks, you’ll experience a spectacular range of plants and animals living in varied conditions. You’ll enjoy viewing them as you traverse the steep hills and winding roads. The Wilderness Act of 1964 protects and preserves these environments. The Act was put in place by Lyndon B. Johnson in September of 1964 to make wildlife a national priority and to protect and preserve wild areas throughout the country. The Act has ensured that this environment is mostly untouched by man to maintain its legacy and natural state. But that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the park. They provide over 800 miles of trails.

The parks cover an astounding 800,000 acres of designated wilderness. Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park have a wide variety of ways you can interact with nature and the wilderness. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take an overnight backpacking expedition. All you need to do is pick out the location you’d like to explore and visit one of the Visitor Centers or Permit Stations and fill out a self-issued permit free of charge.
There are so many things you can do to experience Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park and genuinely get in touch with nature. For more details about what is available and how to get the most out of your visit, be sure to contact the National Park Service. They have resources on how to plan your trip so you know what to expect when you embark on your adventure. Have fun, and stay safe!