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Traverse Stunning Vistas in Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park, California (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Kings Canyon National Park, California (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Roaring River Falls, Kings Canyon National Park, California (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
Roaring River Falls, Kings Canyon National Park, California (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

From mile deep canyons to rushing waterfalls, Kings Canyon National Park offers some amazing views of the California countryside. It is also home to the second largest tree in the world!

About

The space was originally opened in 1890 with the name of General Grant National Park. Later in the 1940s, the park service acquired more land and renamed the area Kings Canyon National Park. Nearly 500,000 acres make up the beautiful landscape.

John Muir, known as the “Father of the National Parks”, raised awareness for the landscape and the preservation of the native Sequoia’s from logging attempts.

Of course, Kings Canyon is one the most popular places to visit within the park. This canyon is a mile deep and surrounded by various mountain peaks. Some of these peaks are over 14,000 feet tall.

This park is also home to some of the tallest sequoias in the world. In fact the second largest tree in the world is located in Kings Canyon National Park. It is popularly called the General Grant. The General Grant is estimated to be nearly 1,700 years old.

Much of the park is designated wilderness and requires backpacking to access. The Pacific Crest Trail runs the entire length of the park. Also within the park are several waterfalls. Trails to these sites range from short walks to overnight hikes.

How to Visit

Kings Canyon National Park is located right beside Sequoia National Park. There are several entrances into the park. To learn more about the best entrance for your trip please click here.

Since the canyon is part of the National Park Service, visitors should be advised that there is a charge to admission.

For more information please click here.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.

-Violet Sky

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