7 Things Yelpers Love in Sequoia National Park

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 in News

There are so many things to do in Sequoia National Park that it can be hard to narrow down your list of must-sees! Fortunately, many visitors have shared some of their chosen activities on Yelp, and with their help, we’ve compiled a list of seven all-around favorites. They describe Sequoia National Park as “magical,” “beautiful and well-kept,” and “my favorite place in the entire world.” We can’t help but agree. Let us know the best parts of your trip by using the hashtags #SequoiaShuttle and #BigTreesBigAdventures!

General Sherman Tree and Trail
General Sherman Tree & Trail
Pictures don’t do this stunning tree justice. It’s the largest tree in the world by volume, and you’ll be amazed by its size in person. The trail is short and easy, great for people who aren’t as interested in big hikes—but even the most adventurous explorers should stop here to take it all in.
Tharps Log
Tharp’s LogThe oldest cabin in the park is actually tucked inside a fallen tree, and visitors can still step inside today! It was originally hollowed out by fire, but Hale Tharp built a bed, fireplace, window and door for his summer retreat in the 1860s.
Moro Rock and Trail
Moro Rock & TrailThe steps carved into Moro Rock will lead you to a view of the entire valley below, well worth the mile-long hike to get there and 300-foot elevation climb to the top. It’s breathtaking, and definitely belongs on this list of must-sees. One Yelper lovingly called it “the staircase to heaven.”
Giant Forest, Giant Forest Museum and Sentinel
Giant Forest, Giant Forest Museum and Sentinel TreeThe grandiose sequoias are sure to make you feel tiny as you explore the forest. The Giant Forest Museum is a great place to learn more about the trees you see around you, and right outside the museum is the Sentinel Tree, too.
Crescent Meadow
Crescent MeadowDescribed as one of the most peaceful places in the park, this is a great spot to break out your binoculars and watch for wildlife as you walk the trails. In the spring and early summer, you’ll be delighted by the many wildflowers. As one Yelper put it, “Nature is cool, y’all.”
Tunnel Log
Tunnel LogIn December of 1937, a tree fell. Today, this formerly 275-foot-tall tree is a log with an 8-foot-tall tunnel craved through its center, allowing cars to drive through. This unique attraction is perfect for pictures.
Tokopah Falls & Trail

Tokopah Falls & Trail

These picturesque falls descend down 1,200 feet of rock, making them some of the highest falls in California. In early summer, there is plenty of snowmelt from the Pear Lake region for the waterfall to surge down the mountain, but be respectful of its power—waterfalls can be incredibly dangerous.

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