About Sequoia National Park, CA
Although Sequoiadendron giganteum is the formal name for the redwoods that grow here, everyone outside the classroom calls them sequoias, big trees, or Sierra redwoods. Their monstrously thick trunks and branches, remarkably shallow root systems, and neck-craning heights are almost impossible to believe, as is the fact they can live for more than 2,500 years. Many of these towering marvels are in the Giant Forest stretch of Generals Highway, which connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Things You Can't Miss
The General Sherman, said to be the largest tree in the world by volume, commands attention. It contains enough wood to build about 120 average-sized homes.
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Crystal Cave, open May through November, delivers loads of sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Take the standard daily tour or one by candle lantern.
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