Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park contains big trees, high peaks, and deep canyons, but the diversity goes far beyond that!
Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park was established on September 25th 1890. By signing a legislation Benjamin Harrison made this America's 2nd National Park. Sequoia National Parks sole reason was to protect the living giants from logging.
- 631 square miles -
- 404,064 acres -
- 15,800 Sequoia trees -
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park was established on March 4th 1940. Congress and Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted to preserve the glacially-formed splendor of Kings Canyon.
- 722 square miles -
- 461,901 acres -
- 8,200 ft (depth of the canyon) -
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
- 1,353 square miles -
- 865,964 acres -
- over 1.5 million people visit these parks annually -
- more alpine lakes than any other park -