Kings Canyon National Park

Carved by a glacier that left the mile-deep Kings Canyon behind, Kings Canyon National Park has 2 main sections: Grant Grove in the west and vast wilderness in the east.

Grant Grove is home to the world’s 2nd largest tree (named General Grant), and at 1,700 years old, he may still have plenty of growth ahead of him: Sequoias can live to be 3,500 years old. Admire these towering giants, visit Panoramic Point, drive Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and enjoy simple stop offs like 75-foot Grizzly Falls.

Cedar Grove and Zumwalt Meadows in the West are less explored, offering several less popular but still impressive hikes to keep you connected with nature (without the crowds).