California's Sequoia/Kings Canyon

  • Start: Bakersfield, CA
  • End: Fresno, CA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:35
  • Total Mileage: 216 Miles
  • Number of stops: 10

Description

This tour allows you to experience the Sierra Nevada Mountains by visiting the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to the south of California. Visit the Tule Elk State Reserve, 20 miles west of Bakersfield, which has been designed to protect endangered species. Later, venture east to Sequoia National Park to experience the trees of The Giant Forest, and the greatest among the ranks, the General Sherman. General Sherman, the largest single living thing on Earth, is 2,500 years old, 275 feet high, and 102.6 feet around. Farther north you'll find yourself at Kings Canyon National Park, located in a giant glacial gorge (featuring a vertical relief of 7,000 feet), where hikers can explore the extensive alpine backcountry. To finish your tour head west to Fresno. For the kids, stop at Roeding Park, where Storyland allows them to meet their favorite fairy-tale characters.

Stop #1:

Kern County Museum
Bakersfield, CA

Stop #2:

Tule Elk State Reserve
Buttonwillow, CA

Stop #4:

Mooney Grove Park
Visalia, CA

Stop #5:

Tulare County Museum
Visalia, CA

Stop #6:

Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, CA

Stop #7:

Kings Canyon National Park
Three Rivers, CA

Stop #8:

Kearney Mansion Museum
Fresno, CA

Stop #9:

Meux Home Museum
Fresno, CA

Stop #10:

Roeding Park
Fresno, CA
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