WELCOME TO KINGS CANYON
Kings Canyon National Park “lies on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada at a vertical distance above sea level of about one and a quarter miles. It contains two magnificent groves of Big Trees, including the famous General Grant Tree, dedicated several years ago as the Nation’s Christmas Tree. There are fine automobile camp grounds in a forest of sugar pine, ponderosa pine, cedar, and fir, with many miles of trails to scenic points within and near the park. From various points on Grant Park Ridge, at the eastern boundary of the park, including Panoramic Point, Rocking and Balcony Rocks, the Point of View and Lookout Point, there are sweeping views of the High Sierra to the east and the great San Joaquin Valley and the Coast Range to the west.” (General Grant National Park California Brochure, Department of the Interior, 1936)
KINGS CANYON BYWAY
Close up of a giant sequoia. There are several groves of big trees in California. The sequoia enjoys the distinction of fostering the greatest tree of all, the General Sherman Tree, which is thirty-six feet in diameter and two hundred and eighty six feet high. This forest giant is one of the oldest and largest living things in the world.
The trail system offers the hiker or horseback rider miles of well-graded pathways to many lovely sections of the park. Points of especial interest are the Sequoia Creek group of Big Trees, and Ella Falls, a water spectacle of great beauty during the spring and early summer when the mountain snows are melting. (General Grant National Park California Brochure, Department of the Interior, 1936)
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
There is this intense feeling of rugged awe that overtakes you as you stare up at the jagged granite cliffs in this astonishing park. It is a surreal feeling that is as welcome as it is unexpected.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK: SCENIC BYWAY
Automobile access to General Grant National Park advanced the idea of building a highway into Kings River Canyon. The rough terrain, however, brought attempts to a halt by 1915. Efforts to designate the area as a national park were also fraught with arduous obstacles. Barriers lifted when the road became a public works project during the depression. As the scenic byway came into existence, so did Kings Canyon National Park of which General Grant became a part of.
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