Sequoia National Park

This California park contains the Giant Forest, home to some of the largest trees on earth including “General Sherman”, the largest single stem tree (by volume) in the world. Several other Sequoia trees make the Top 10 list in this forest.

It isn’t just Sequoia National Park’s towering trees that stand tall: the park’s own Mount Whitney is the highest point in the continental United States at 14,505 feet above sea level.

The 50-mile Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (Highway 180) passes by all the highlights as it curves through groves and forests, with hiking trails, caves, and photo spots (Tunnel Log!) along the way.