5 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Ponderosa Itinerary

5 days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park & Ponderosa Itinerary

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Ponderosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your list of things to see and do now includes General Sherman Tree, General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon National Park, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Whitney Trail and Project Survival's Cat Haven. Step off the beaten path and head to Big Trees Trail and Grizzly Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Bishop (Mountain Light Gallery & Little Lakes Valley Trail) and The Senate (in Three Rivers). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, explore the striking landscape of Inyo National Forest, and make a trip to Tunnel Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ponderosa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Three Rivers, Bishop, Inyo National Forest, Mount Whitney Trail, Project Survival's Cat Haven
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Tokopah Falls ©
Tokopah Falls
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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Ponderosa

Ponderosa ©
Trail of 100 Giants has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), stop by Gus's Fresh Jerky, make a trip to California Hot Springs Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kern River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponderosa trip site.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Ponderosa in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponderosa

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

California Hot Springs Resort, Kern River, Gus's Fresh Jerky
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Kern River ©
Kern River
Gus's Fresh Jerky ©
Gus's Fresh Jerky
California Hot Springs Resort ©
California Hot Springs Resort

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