Best Time To Visit The Sequoia National Park (And Worst Time To Visit)
I would love to do a post like “Best places to visit in Sequoia”. That would be cheating without even seeing what’s inside the park though. Since I’m doing a National Park rally, I wanted to complete California National Parks and Sequoia was next on the list, but snow constantly stopped me. But during mid February I said “I’m coming whether with hail or snow.” I can’t be more wrong!
We tried really hard, but snow storms tried even harder to keep us out. I’ve driven the car even up to the mountains till to the closed entrance. Sometimes, we can’t beat the nature so the best is go with the flow and visit again during warm season.
Well, as you can guess winter is not the best season to visit these beautiful tree. Spring? I don’t think so! Based on what we’ve told by rangers, May can be considered as a good date for early birds. Anytime after May is the perfect time I guess. So for now I’m just putting my itinerary for you guys and hopefully you will be way luckier than we were.
is the earliest stop right after the entrance. it was a good stop with less crowd since there are more interesting things to see, still, this is a very cute little stop to watch the view and maybe to take a souvenir picture with the rock.
is a very photographable spot for you and your car while you are driving under it. It is not a stop or a real attraction, but its such a cool view to capture as a memory.
Big Trees Trail
As the name announces, this is the place to be if you wanna see some giant trees and be amazed by the nature while relaxing in forest. Just like most of the other attraction points this area is located on the General Highway, easily accessible with the car (at least not for us lol).
General Sherman Tree
It’s located in Giant Forest and it is the largest living single-stem tree on earth. 275 feet/84 metres into the blue Sierra sky, and it’s still growing. Every year it adds enough wood to make another 60-foot/18-metre-tall tree. Wow that’s bigger than the brother, so you can watch anyone on top of it, right? So it was such a disappointment that we couldn’t drive that far to see it. I made a promise to Instagram to post a picture with this tree after the area is cleared up from snow.
You can find tours to this cave after mid-May until November. Of course we haven’t been there, but it looked stunning from the pictures and definitely worthy of a visit. It is located far compared to the other places that I have just listed so you may have to do a longer drive and some walking within the forest.
That was it folks! Hope your trip to Sequoia National Park will be way better than ours and include a happy-end rather than just a happy-beginning. If you want to check it our how the area looks during winter with a huge load of snow, check the pictures that I took next to the visitor center. And don’t forget to use #npbybaris for your Instagram pictures in National Parks to get a chance to win kickass stuff for travelers.
As Always see y’all in next posts and stay hungry for traveling!
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