Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Guide

Where to go and what to see in the land of big trees and spectacular mountain scenery

Sequoia and Kings Canyon wow spots

Where to go for spectacular scenery, hiking, and giant trees

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Mount Whitney sunset

Sequoia: Mount Whitney

At 14,494 feet, it’s the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. And it doesn’t take any mountain climbing expertise or technical climbing equipment (at least not from mid-July to early October) to tackle the 22-mile round-trip trail to the summit—just lots of stamina. Thousands of people do it each year.

Information on the hike (and necessary permit) available from the U.S. Forest Service.

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