The Kings Canyon National Park in the central Sierra Nevada is in a remote location. This aspect makes it more charming and less spoiled than other popular national parks. You are surrounded by mountains with deep glaciers and gorges, countless lakes, rushing waterfalls, expansive green fields and more than 20 peaks, all 13,000 feet high. There are also six giant redwood groves in the south of the park that the park shares with Sequoia National Park. Both are under the same administration and have a similar terrain. The only point of distinction is that the Sequoia National Park has more numbers of huge trees.
With all the nature waiting to be explored, just hoist your backpack and set off. Some of the things you need to do in Kings Canyon National Park are listed below:
Access to the vehicle is limited, but it could be a blessing as you can enjoy the geography of the place up close. The granite walls around the Kings Canyon, which are characteristic of the Sierra Nevada, the close views of the rivers and the many fascinating trails are worth a look, not your car, but your own legs.
Some of these trails are-
Big Baldy Trail:
With giant sequoias that are the main attraction of Kings Canyon National Park, the park has a number of enchanting granite peaks. The highest point is Big Baldy at an altitude of 8209 feet. The trail stretches for about three kilometers from the Great Lakes Highway and runs through a pine landscape. The trail is easy to follow and the climb is very rewarding as you can see spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the plains to the west and east, the snow capped Great Western Divide peaks.
Mist Falls Trail:
Mist Falls is a short line of torrents descending 100 feet over a steep, granitic slope south of the Kings River. The trail is interrupted and crosses two miles of meadows and woods that reach about 800 feet before they reach the falls. The path is bounded by beautiful waterfalls and swimming pools.
Big Stump Trail:
The trail starts right next to the main entrance of Kings Canyon National Park on Highway 180. It leads past wildflowers, lush green fields, sequoias and giant old tree trunks. He dives and wins and the loop track is two miles long.
Roaring River Falls Trail:
This trail is a bit short, the only other, beside the Zumwait Meadows Loop Track, to be part of Kings Canyon in Cedar Grove. A five-minute walk takes you to the Roaring River Falls, where the river cascades up to 200 feet
Park Ridge Trail:
This is a parallel path to the lookout point along a ridge that offers hikers wonderful views of the Central Valley and the High Sierra to the west. Coastal mountains, which are about 100 miles away, can also be seen on a clear day. The viewpoint is just the place to see miles of Grant Grove Village, part of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding mountains.
Sunset and Dead Giant Trail:
This five-mile trail crosses dense forest areas that are less crowded. It is west of Highway 180 and has many large sequoias and stumps of dead. It leads to two beautiful waterfalls, Ella Falls and Viola Falls, and allows you to see Lake Sequoia. The road is quite difficult if you dive into some places and climb to about 900 feet.
The hike can also lead you to paths that lead you to many waterfalls. There are seasonal waterfalls as well as waterfalls like Roaring River Falls and Grizzly Falls that you should not miss. You can also visit the park’s history and other information at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Knapp’s Cabin. And if you are lucky, you can see the fauna under the magnificent redwoods.