- The world's largest tree
- The magnificent Tokopah Falls
- Rare wildlife
- Native American archaeological sites
- Snowshoe walking and stargazing
Make the most of this stunning natural environment with self-catering vacation rentals right on the edge of the Sequoia National Park. Discover a range of traditional and contemporary wood-clad cabins that are perched on hillsides with spectacular views or nestled in forest groves. Step out of your front door onto hiking trails or simply relax on your balcony and enjoy the view.Sequoia National Park Cabin Rentals
Your cabin rental in the Sequoia National Park comes with all the modern amenities needed to create a relaxing home from home. Accommodation ranges from one-room cabins to family-sized homes. Many have barbecues or firepits for al fresco dining while some even boast outdoor hot-tubs.
The Sequoia National Park, located in the Sierra Nevada region of California, is named for its groves of giant Sequoia trees. Along with the adjacent Kings Canyon National Park it was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1976. The park lies at altitudes between 1,300 feet and 14,505 feet and offers spectacular mountain and forest scenery.An ancient landscape
The Southern Sierras have been occupied by humans for at least 6,000 years. Monache tribes were hunters and gatherers here until Spanish explorers arrived at the end of the 18th-century followed by trappers, miners, and loggers. The national parks were formed when naturalists realized commercial activity was damaging the landscape. Today, the parks protect over 300 archaeological and historic sites.Getting there
A vehicle is essential for exploring this isolated landscape. The nearest commercial airport is the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport about 2 hours drive away. The park has two entrances accessed by US Route 180 from Fresno and Route 198 from Visalia. Both routes involve driving on mountain roads.
The Sequoia National Park is a real joy for animal and bird lovers. Habitats range from hot and dry lowlands to alpine high country, providing a safe home for a wide diversity of wildlife. At least 260 native vertebrates have been cataloged as living in the park, many of which are very rare. Species include coyote, black bear, cougar, wolverine, and beaver.A destination for drivers
Driving around the park lets you get up close to the giant sequoias or, at Tunnel Log, drive through a fallen sequoia. Meandering through Kings Canyon takes you past an impressive waterfall, jagged mountains, and flower-filled meadows.A delight for hikers and horse-riders
Over three-quarters of the Sequoia National Park is a designated wilderness and accessible only on foot or horseback. Climb to the top of Moro Rock for breathtaking views of the Great Western Divide or spend a day hiking to Alta Peak. The Trail of 100 Giants takes you on a walk past some of the planet's oldest and largest trees. Some are over 1500 years old.
Over 1,000 miles of roadway in the park have been deliberately abandoned, letting more of the region revert to its natural wilderness state, accessible only on foot or horseback.
Visit the world's largest tree, the General Sherman Tree, in the Giant Forest. An informative park museum is also located here.2. Go underground at Crystal Cave
The large Crystal Cave is filled with wonderful features sculpted by millions of years of water erosion. It is always chilly in the cave so be sure to pack a jumper.3. A tree house with a difference
Hale Tharp was the first European settler to homestead the area. He created a home by hollowing out a fallen giant sequoia from where he fought many battles with early loggers. Tharp's Log has survived and is open to visitors.4. Admire the powerful Tokopah Falls
Follow the trail from Marble Fork Bridge to the Tokopah Falls which flow over impressive granite cliffs. The falls are 1,200 feet high and at their best in early summer as they carry away mountain snowmelt.5. An ancient site
Hospital Rock can be found near Tharp's Log and is a fascinating place where ancient pictographs or rock paintings can be seen as well as grinding holes used by Native American women as they prepared a corn meal. A hunter caught in his own trap, rested here to recuperate from his injury, hence its name of Hospital Rock.
The Sequoia National Park rangers run year-round programs of activities designed to help you get the most out of your visit. These include moonlight walks through sequoia groves, trail-walking in the footsteps of mountain wildlife, stargazing evenings, or winter snowshoe walks when snow cover on the ground reaches 8-inches.