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Sequoia National Park

Listed under National Parks in United States.

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Sequoia was only America's second national park, after Yellowstone, and its 1,635 square kilometres were declared in 1890, including the US' highest point Mount Whitney and the edges of Kings Canyon National Park, but mostly to protect the giant, ancient Sequoia forests. The park has within its boundaries five of the world's ten largest trees.

This is what the Sierra Nevarda looked like before European settlement, and most of the park is still classified as wilderness: 84% can only be accessed on foot (or horseback). Some of the most famous trails through the wilderness sections of the park are the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.

Written by  Eric Hallum.

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“Best family camping: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California”

By Andy Pietrasik & Joanna Walters for guardian.co.uk First Published 15th July 2009 The expert: Stuart Bourdon, editor of Camping Life MagazineThe parks overlap, so it's a Sierra Nevada two-for-one, and each has record-breakers. Giant redwood (seq… Read more...

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most beauithful place I ever seem pictures of I hope I get to go someday

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