When Congress established Sequoia and General Grant National Parks in 1890, they became the second and fourth in the National Parks System. Today, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are adjacent to each other in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains which rise as high as 14,494 feet within the parks. Besides the world's largest trees, the diverse terrain of the parks includes mountains, canyons, and vast caverns.
To learn more about the wonderful history of these parks, read the book, Challenge of the Big Trees on the park website.
|"Giant Cedar" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
|"Trail of the Cedars" ©Mary Montague Sikes|