Top 10 Things to do at Sequoia National Park


The Lodgepole Pine campground is at the center of all the popular activities near the busy Visitor Center. However, there are many other campgrounds in the park. All of them are in forested sites at various elevations, many near creeks and streams.

Photo by Inga Askamit, campsite in Sequoia NP

Alta Peak

Hikers will enjoy the steep 7-mile trail to 11,200-foot Alta Peak, with dramatic views of the Great Western Divide. Branching off from the Alta Peak Trail, the High Sierra Trail continues 70 miles across the road-less park, ending at the top of Mount Whitney.

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Mount Whitney

Hundreds of people vie every year for a coveted permit to climb Mount Whitney, either in a grueling 18-hour day or an overnight backpacking trek. The reward is the view from the top of the highest point in the contiguous 48 states, with the spiky tops of the Sierras laid out to the west and the brown tones of the high desert to the east.

Photo by Inga Askamit, Mount Whitney summit

Snow Play

Sequoia National Park is a peaceful winter wonderland, with cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Don't hesitate to visit in the winter, even if it's just for a day.

Photo by Inga Askamit, Sequoia NP in winter

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