Sequoia National Park in Northern California, a little more than an hour east of Fresno, offers an unforgettable experience for any family. Children are sure to delight at the massive trees that have captivated American imaginations since first arriving in the west, and you will all form memories that will last a lifetime. The tallest trees you have ever seen will tower as many as 26 stories above you, in a dramatic scene that many say is even better in winter.
The giant trees of Sequoia will make you and your family feel like you’re in some magical land inhabited by giants – a true fairy tale adventure for children of all ages. Trees over 2,000 years old will add to the feeling of majesty, as will deep canyons and tall mountains. It is the perfect backdrop for a snowshoe trek or brisk trip on cross country skis. In the winter, rangers lead guided snowshoe walks and the rental is Free for the period of the tour. You can rent cross country skis for a relatively small fee at Wuksachi Lodge, and end your journey back there or at John Muir Lodge, named after the historic conservationist. Enjoy a warm fire to reward your exciting journey. The park also offers a variety of Snow Sports and Snowplay to make a winter visit even more enjoyable.
Be sure to check the park’s guide to planning your visit for the type of general information you can’t miss. You’ll also want to take a look at current weather conditions and safety information before you commit to anything. Then take a look at campgrounds, other lodging and activities, and your family will be well on your way to a great California vacation.
If you’d like to learn more, visit Sequoia National Park’s Official Site.
Also check out our great info on other national parks in winter including: Bryce Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Big Bend, Crater Lake, Everglades and the Grand Canyon.
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