Congress Trail and Morro Rock | Sequoia National Park, California
We only had one day to explore Sequoia National Park in California so we hiked some of the main trails in the park. We hiked the Congress Trail and climbed Morro Rock. Thankfully we were able to take the free shuttles around the park as there are many roads that our RV Big Booty Judy was not able to access. We had a wonderful time in Sequoia National Park and even got up close and personal with a few deer.
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About this Video: In this video we visit sequoia national park in California. We see some of the biggest sequoia trees in sequoia national park. We hike the congress trail as well as climb Morro rock. We got up close and personal to watch some deer eating in sequoia national park. Sequoia national park is a us national park located in California. The sequoia trees are huge in sequoia national park.
Sequoia National Park - Congress Loop (2019)
Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, near the town of Three Rivers, California. Sequoia National Park is a bucket list item for people all over the globe due to its remarkable natural landscape and abundant hiking opportunities. Sequoia National Park houses and protects national treasures such as, Mt. Whitney the highest point in the contiguous United States reaching the height of 14,505 ft above sea level. As well as, 240 known caves, The Great Western Divide made of massive granite peaks, wildlife viewing opportunities, waterfalls, and of course the park is most famous for its world renowned Giant Sequoia Trees and the groves they reside in. This park protects the largest tree on Earth by volume General Sherman. This D’n’a Venture begins with a couple shots from Kings Canyon National Park, one shot being of The General Grant Tree (2nd largest tree in the world) Both parks are administered by the National Park Service and are contiguous. It is easy to travel between both parks in the same day. Kings Canyon has many wonder hiking spots and D’n’A Ventures is already planning its return. This hike centers around The General Sherman Tree and the congress loop area in Sequoia. However, D’n’A ventures further and deeper into the forest encompassing a myriad of trails ( Alta, Crescent Meadow, Washington Tree, Senate Group) a sum total of about 7 miles and ending at the Giant Forest Museum. Although this hike was long, there was little elevation gain making It a moderate it hike. Because we were hiking in the forest, the hike was well shaded and we found some spaces of true solitude. After the hike we took the free shuttle system back to our respective parking lot. D’n’a Ventures highly recommends you embark on an adventure in Sequoia National Park. The Giant Sequoia Groves are magical, mind blowing and unlike any forest you have ever encountered.
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Sequoia National Park: Congress Trail
A stroll through Sequoia National Park's Congress Trail during February of 2016, featuring giant sequoia trees!
The trail travels 3.3 miles and climbs an easy 400 feet, making this a trail for nearly all ages.
Virtual Hike | General Sherman & Congress Trail (Full Hike) | Sequoia National Park | 1080p HD
“General Sherman Tree Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California, that features a great forest setting and is good for all skilled levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.”
“General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single-stem tree on Earth.”
“Congress Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Three Rivers, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.”
References: Wikipedia & AllTrails
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- Moro Rock
- Crescent Meadow
- General Sherman Tree
- Congress Trail
- Tokopah Valley Trail
- Sunset Campground
- Panoramic Point
- Roaring River Falls
- Zumwalt Meadow
- Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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General Sherman Tree and Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park
Probably the best hike to see the biggest trees on the planet, the giant sequoias. See the General Sherman Tree along with many other named trees, plus The Senate Group, The House Group, and many more. Must-do hike!
Cedar Grove Section in Kings Canyon National Park in California
General Sherman Hiking - Sequoia National Park
This was our snowy and cold day in May 2019 hiking the Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park. This is one of the most incredible, gorgeous areas in the world. The snow and fog made everything interesting but it was still a great time!
Sequoias! The General Grant Tree! Grant Loop Hike in Kings Canyon National Park
A short hike of the Grant Tree Loop in Kings Canyon National Park. The General Grant Tree is the third largest tree in the world. Nice short hike, suitable for everyone.
Congress Trail HIke
I hike the Congress Trail at Sequoia National Park. General Sherman, the President, and the Senate are amount some of the sites.
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Mist Falls Trail - Kings Canyon National Park
A short hike on the Mist Falls Trail.
Testing out my camera on my phone (Moto X Pure).
Sorry for the shakiness, not that experienced yet.
Introduction visual effect created by Sue Vang.
Music: Tom Misch - The Journey
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
A short trip exploring Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park
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The Giant Forest at Sequoia National Park | GoPro Hero 7 Black | 4K | California | 2019
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Here is a our drive through the Giant Forest located at Sequoia National Park in California. This was shot with the GoPro Hero7 Black attached to the suction cup on the front of our vehicle.
Sequoia National Park is home to some of the largest trees in the world, including the largest by volume, General Sherman. To see our hike to the General Sherman Tree, you can view your video here:
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Grant's Grove Walking Tour | King's Canyon National Park
Crescent Meadows at Sequoia National Park
Famous for their giant sequoias, soaring mountains, deep canyons, and roaring rivers, this tandem set of parks have plenty to see, even though they are less well known than Yosemite, roughly 75 miles/120 kilometers north. Within the borders of Sequoia/Kings Canyon are Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States at 14,494 feet/4,417 meters, and the Kings River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in North America. Still, the parks—as well as adjacent Giant Sequoia National Monument and national forest lands—are most revered for their super-size sequoias. Thanks to the General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest living thing, and its gargantuan neighbors, gawking at the big trees is the most popular activity here. Click like and subscribe for more videos......
Hiking the General Sherman Trail - Sequoia National Park
The General Sherman Trail is an out and back 0.7 mile trail that leads to the General Sherman Tree. The video and pics do not do it justice! It's a must see when visiting this park. We also drove through some of the best roads of the park to visit Tunnel Log and other groves of giant sequoias. There is also a clip of a black bear we saw!
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Panoramic Point Trail - Kings Canyon National Park
Snowshoeing Sequoia National Park
This is located in the Sequoia National Forrest near the Lodgepole Campground and the General Sherman Tree.
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Who wouldn't want to hug a huge tree... or a bear?!
Sequoia National Park (and Kings Canyon) are overshadowed by Yosemite, but they just as amazing!
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Top tips of what to see in Sequoia National Park California:
There are many options, but we only had a day so we had to choose only a few locations. We did not have time for Kings Canyon or the caves. They will have to wait for when we return :-)
First, it would be a shame to miss the main attraction which are the Sequoia trees. Walking through the Giant Forrest the main attraction is the General Sherman Tree which is the biggest tree in the world! I was more impressed with the Congress Trail, walking through clusters of trees that are thousands of years old. It feels like you are on a different planet inhabited by giants. Most people are in awe... at peace, as if they were walking through a cathedral built by nature.
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Note: If you were not a tree hugger before... you will become one now :-)
Crescent and Log Meadows
SequoiaNationalPark-Black-bearOur second goal was to hike around and hopefully spot wild black bears. A sprained ankle held us back, but we were able to spend a couple hours walking around Crescent Meadow and Log Meadow. Crescent Meadow was nice, but we only spotted a group of deer who seemed quite tame (almost domesticated).
As it was getting dark we headed over to the more secluded Log Meadow hoping to finally spot a black bear. Just as we were about to turn around... there he was, Yogi the Bear calmly eating grass in the meadow. We stayed far away (at least 100 meters) - far enough to avoid disturbing the bear, yet close enough to see it. It was a brown-color black bear, medium size. He just ate and ate and ate... only looking up once and a while when he sensed us nearby. After 10 or 15 minutes we headed back to our car for the last stop.
As is obvious in the video, we had to rush to the top of Moro Rock to get to the summit before sunset. It is not a long walk up...about 20 minutes?... but it is enough to tire you out after a long day of visiting the park and and days or weeks of traveling. (For those in a time crunch, you can get a similar view near the bottom of the hike...after only two minutes, but the hike is worth it if you have the time and energy!).
The views from the top are fantastic. To the West you can see the tree and grass covered foothills and to the East you have views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range with some of the tallest mountains in the US (48 states). Although you can't actually see Mt Whitney since it is hidden by the other mountains.
SequoiaNationalPark-Moro Rock sunset
Tired from all the excitement and two weeks of traveling around California, trying to see as much as possible, we headed to our hotel and to our final destination, Las Vegas Nevada.
If you have not seen it yet, check out the first video in the series: San Diego Travel Video, 24 hours in 60 seconds.
The second instalment: Sea Kayaking with the Seals and Sea Lions in La Jolla California.
Our third stop was in Los Angeles California
Santa Barbara was only one day of sightseeing and beach bumming...
We then spent a day in the Monterey Bay area, also with a Kayaking excursion.
Our last stop at the beach was in Santa Cruz before heading to San Francisco.
We then crossed California to head into the mountains for two nights in Lake Tahoe (like being in a glacier ocean in the mountains!).
The longest stop was in Yosemite for three nights. We were so lucky with the weather and we got out just before the Obama visit.
The last leg of the California trip was Sequoia National Park.
Coming soon... a bonus video from Las Vegas, not technically california, but kind of a suburb of the state ;-)
See you soon!
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Springtime in Sequoia National Park: Hike to General Sherman
Driving into Sequoia is an exciting journey in itself. After leaving Joshua Tree National Park earlier in the day, we began heading north, stopping only to visit the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keane, CA and Sequoia Brewing Company in Visalia.
We continued through the citrus country and miles of oranges and lemon groves to the small gateway town of Three Rivers. We arrived at the Mineral King Guest House, a stunning lodging option for park goers located just two miles from the park entrance with views deep into Sequoia National Park.
After settling in after a long drive, we felt refreshed and headed into the park.
The main road through both Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is known as the General's Highway. It's a scenic stretch of meandering road and frequent pull offs; and the first few miles consist of more switchbacks than most vehicles will ever see again.
The canyon views grow more and more inspiring as you make your way hundreds, then thousands, of feet up. While the striking views can literally take your breath away, one can't help but wonder, when will we see the giant trees?
Like a well-written story, the main character makes a dramatic appearance just when the anticipation is at its peak. Almost out of nowhere, groves of massive sequoias stand sentinel over the highest reaches of the highway. Soon, it's not only the impressive vertical incline affecting the roads meandering ways, but trees so tall, you can't see the tops; no matter how you strain.
On this day we visited three of Sequoia National Park's most well-known points of interest.
Moro Rock - Beginning with Moro Rock, a huge rock peak that can been seen over the valley from many miles away, we parked and began the nerve-wracking 300-foot climb to the top. Now, don't let that small climb fool you, this final three hundred feet brings you to the finish line of a 6,725-foot peak. The dramatic climb brings hikers within inches of steep cliffs, and jaw-dropping overlooks over a narrow trail of winding steps. The hike is well worth it, with some of the best views in, and of, the park and the surrounding mountains. Take time to appreciate the overlook of the Generals Highway climbing up the mountain side.
Tunnel Log - I can only imagine how many vehicles have lined up to drive through Tunnel Log. The park attraction still captures the imagination of park goers today, and we were no different. Driving through the giant fallen tree was exhilarating and certainly inspired some goofy photos.
General Sherman - Sequoia National Park offers never-ending exploration and unique features, but possibly non more impressive than that of General Sherman, the largest tree in the world. Now, the tree itself is not the tallest or the biggest around, it is a combination of size and height that make it the largest by mass. And it is all mass. Considering the tree's top has fallen off, and it's still the largest tree in the world only goes to show how huge this sequoia truly is.
Much like the rest of the southwest, Sequoia National Park is a park of extremes. From high peaks and humbling views, to wildlife and GIANT trees, it still shines as one of America's oldest national parks.