The Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument are named for the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree. The landscape is as spectacular as its 38 Giant Sequoia Groves.
The Sequoia National Forest offers a huge range of outdoor recreation activities. The trailsoffer hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and off-roading. The rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and kayaking. The Forest is home to a few portions of Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which stretches 2,600 miles from Canada to Mexico, crosses the Sequoia National Forest for approximately 78 miles. The threeNational Recreation Trails in the forest are: Summit, Cannell Meadow, and Jackass Creek.
Other points of interest on the Forest include: Hume Lake, Chicago Stump, Cannell Meadow Station, Kern River, Kings River and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, Dome Rock,Lake Isabella, Trail of a Hundred Giants, and The Needles.
The Sequoia contains portions of six designated Wilderness Areas: Kiavah, Monarch, South Sierra, Dome Land, Jennie Lakes and Golden Trout.
There are many fun overnight opportunities in the Sequoia National Forest, includingcamps and resorts. Or experience a backcountry experience by spending the night at aFire Lookout or Guard Station Cabin, which are available for rent to the public. These historic refurbished cabins and lookouts are available for overnight stay.