Sequoia Parks, an overview by Total Escape.
As if the government wasn’t confusing enough, now they have named so many areas of the Sierra Nevada “Sequoia” that it confuses people even more. For Pete’s sake, all we wanna do is see some big trees, hike, fish, camp and really relax.
The largest trees in the whole wide world are grounded right here in Cali, deep in the forests of the incredible Sierra Nevada mountains. The giant Sequoia groves are found in several parks in the Sierra, and are not specific to just the parks boundaries. You can find them as far south as the Western Divide Hwy, up past California Hot Springs – in the newest Giant Sequoia park, and you can find them as far north as Gold Rush Country.
- Sequoia National Park
- Sequoia National Forest
- Giant Sequoia National Monument
(the newest NationalMonument, currently administered by Sequoia National Forest)
These massive Sierra redwoods are not be be confused with the tallest trees – the California Coastal Redwoods, which are found along the Pacific Ocean, from the canyons of Big Sur to rocky shores of Crescent City. The oldest living trees are the Ancient Bristlecone Pines, east of Bishop CA
Big, Tall, Old Trees
A break down of all the redwood parks by geographic regions, so you can find exactly what you are looking for, without the confusing name games.
Wikipedia: an excellent list of Giant Sequoia Groves
Sequoia Area Maps:
- Sequoia National Forest Map
- Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Park Map
- Mineral King Hiking Map
- El Dorado National Forest Map
- Tahoe National Forest Map
- Mokelumne Wilderness Map
- Sierra National Forest Map
- Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Map
- Yosemite National Park Map
– NatGeo Map #306 Yosemite SW – Mariposa Grove