Somewhat less well known by tourists than neighboring Yosemite, Sequoia
and Kings Canyon are nonetheless revered by outdoor enthusiasts from
around the globe as containing some of the most coveted backcountry
in the world. A large portion of the distinguished John Muir Trail and all of the High Sierra Trail lies within the parks, as does the Lower 48’s highest mountain, Mount Whitney, and the world’s largest tree, General Sherman. As one of North America’s deepest gorges, Kings Canyon is another important feature of
the region that draws a host of sightseers, campers, hikers, backpackers, equestrians, and anglers. Protecting a large area of prime Sierra Nevada topography,
Sequoia and Kings Canyon leave a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to experience these marvelous national treasures.
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Trails from the "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone" Guide Book