Sequoia National Park, California

This landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation 1,370 to 14,494 feet .

Sequoia National Park Info


Sequoia National Park

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National Park Service Releases Serious Accident Investigation and Corrective Action Plan in Arrowhead Hotshot Brian Hughes Fatality

On May 7, 2019, the National Park Service released the findings and follow-up corrective action plan in the July 2018 death of National Park Service (NPS) Arrowhead Hotshot, Captain Brian Hughes. Hughes was killed in an accident while working on the Ferguson fire on the Sierra National Forest.

Spring 2019 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Spring 2019 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks What to expect and prepare for when visiting this time of year.

Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park Season Opening Will Be Delayed

Due to the heavy snow pack and the abundance of hazard trees, the Lodgepole Campground will not open next week as scheduled. This very popular campground will remain closed until May 22.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Expect Some Late Facility Openings Due to Heavy Snowpack and Hazard Trees

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks expect some late facility openings due to heavy snowpack and hazard trees. Recent snow surveys show that Sequoia and Kings Canyon is 153% of normal. There are areas that still have 6-10 feet of snow in early April. Another result of the recent drought is the large number of hazard trees in the campgrounds and parking areas that usually open in April or early May.

Sequoia National Park Photos

Beetle Rock

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Beetle Rock

Sunset at Beetle Rock, Sequoia National Park, California.

Sequoia Cascade

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Sequoia Cascade

Kaweah River Rapids

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Kaweah River Rapids

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Any minute

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Any minute

JMT DAY 29 - GOLDEN HOUR NEAR HITCHCOCK LAKES

Golden hour near Hitchcock Lakes

While waiting for the sunset under the gloomy sky, the clouds gave away for the sun to shine a bit. I rushed over to this particular spot of the small lake, not too far from where we were camping.

The sun cast a bright golden glow all over the surface that it touched as it shone through the gap between the towering Mt. Hitchcock and the rocky hillside. And I really hoped that this would turn into a decent sunset.

The thick blanket of clouds hovered right above the Great Western Divide in the far distance. As if it would further drop and swallow up the entire range any minute.

Near Hitchcock Lakes, Sequoia National Park, CA

Quite hopeful for sunset

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Quite hopeful for sunset

JMT DAY 29 - CLOUDS REFLECTION NEAR HITCHCOCK LAKES

Clouds reflection near Hitchcock Lakes

Once back from Hitchcock Lakes, we enjoyed our early dinner in our little campsite that blocked winds and waited for the sunset. The sheer amount of clouds rolling in and growing overhead though was simply mind boggling.

Henry was quite worried about rain, and it could certainly dampen my plan of cowboy camping at this point. Henry decided to pitch his tent while I was still holding out.

With the view of Mt. Hale and Mt. Young the reflection of the clouds in the water was just insane. Everything looked exactly like mirrored upside down. I was extremely happy about that and was quite hopeful for the sunset.

The Watchtower in Tokopah Valley

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The Watchtower in Tokopah Valley

The Watchtower in Tokopah Valley

The Great Western Divide

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The Great Western Divide

The Great Western Divide

Kaweah Valley at Potwisha

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Kaweah Valley at Potwisha

Hazelwood Snowshoe

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Hazelwood Snowshoe

Tokopah Valley

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Tokopah Valley

California Poppy

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California Poppy

Wildflowers

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Wildflowers

Mustard on Rocky Hill

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Mustard on Rocky Hill

Mustard on Rocky Hill

Meadow Off Sunset Rock Trail

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Meadow Off Sunset Rock Trail

Meadow Off Sunset Rock Trail

Meadow Off Soldier Trail

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Meadow Off Soldier Trail

Meadow Off Soldier Trail

Holiday Rapid at Cobble Knoll

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Holiday Rapid at Cobble Knoll

Holiday Rapid at Cobble Knoll

Lupine

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Lupine

Marble Falls

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Marble Falls

Marble Falls

Marmot Lookout

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Marmot Lookout