As you enter Sequoia National Park from Route 198, you’ll quickly see this Tunnel Rock which is very popular for photos.
There’s also lots of impressive unnamed trees as you drive further into the park along Route 198, or General’s Highway.
My first stop was Moro Rock. You can hike or take the shuttle from the Giant Forest Museum. Once you’re at the trailhead, it’s about 400 steps up to get to the top.
You’ll know you’re almost there when you see this.
The views at the top are really spectacular. To the East, you’ll see Mount Whitney (left peak) and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
To the West, you can see the valley entrance to Sequoia National Park. The road, which ascends to the right, is 198, what you drive to get into the park.
This is Crescent Meadow. Yeah, exactly as its name implies, a meadow. The shuttle from Moro Rock stops here, and the Tunnel Log is in between Moro Rock and the Crescent Meadow. Some shuttles stop at the Tunnel Log.
From the Crescent Meadow, I decided to hike 2.5 miles to the Sherman Tree. The is the view along the way.
More trees along the trail to the Sherman Tree.
This is the Washington Tree. It collapsed in 2005, but before then, it was the second largest tree in the world, after the General Sherman Tree.
The McKinley Tree is along the Congress Trail, where you’ll find a dense set of Sequoias.
The roots of a fallen Sequoia are pretty spectacular.
A walkway cut into a fallen Sequoia.
The General Sherman Tree, the largest tree by volume in the world.
Don’t know what these trees are called, but they were right next to the General Sherman Tree.