nine national parks
Sequoia National Park was established in September 1890 and encompasses more than 631 square miles; Kings Canyon National Park was established 50 years later in 1940 and encompasses 722 square miles.
The South Fork Kings River flows from near Taboose Pass, on the park’s eastern boundary, and drains much of the southern half of the park, carving the canyon from which the park takes its name .
Between Yosemite and Sequoia National Park, the star attraction here is the Kings Canyon . Famous Sierra Nevada conservationist John Muir once wrote of the Kings Canyon that it was “a rival of the Yosemite .” Today, this canyon carved by glaciers and cut by the Kings River can claim to be the deepest in the USA.
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Yes – Kings Canyon is worth the trip. It takes about two/three hours to drive there from Yulara and it is a bit of a detour but well worth it . The walk will take you about three hours, take something to eat and plenty of water. Make sure you walk down into the Garden of Eden.
Kings canyon is between Sequoia NP and Yosemite NP and is a fascinating geological and scenic marvel. The kings river is crystal clear all along the canyon and enjoyable even though it was too cold for us to swim in August.
If you are coming for LA, then Sequoia is a better choice. If you are coming for San Francisco, then Redwoods is better . The Redwoods in Northern California are definitely a better choice if you want redwoods and scenic beauty.
Kings Canyon is also home to Redwood Canyon, the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world. In addition to Kings Canyon National Park’s celebrated sequoias, this glaciated valley also features miles of hiking trails , horseback riding, and camping – a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts of every age.
440 million years in the creating, Kings Canyon rises 270 metres above sea level and is at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. It is here that an unforgettable outback adventure will unfold in an extraordinary place of ancient beauty.
It is a place of serenity and contemplation and one of great significance to the original land owners – who ask that you do not swim in the waters. Other than this request – you are welcome to climb, touch and explore the canyon in a manner respectful to its history and natural environment.
Kings Canyon Highway, from the Grant Grove area to Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park , is a lovely drive of some 35 miles, but most of its especially scenic sections are not in the park . Instead, some of the best roadside scenery is in Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks sit side by side in central California. Filled with alpine peaks, deep canyons, and the largest trees in the world, you could spend several days here. However, if you only have one day , you have just enough time to visit the highlights of both parks.