Kings Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the United States. The national park features the graceful peaks of the Sierra Crest as well as the majestic General Grant Grove of giant sequoias with some of the tallest trees on Earth. The park is managed jointly with Sequoia National Park, which lies just south of Kings Canyon.
Land of Giants
The Redwood Mountain Grove at Kings Canyon National Park contains more than 15,000 mature sequoias, the largest remaining natural grove of these trees in the world.
Greetings from Kings Canyon National Park
My son, Nathan, takes a break from the trail in Kings Canyon. Of course, he's wearing the Junior Ranger uniform that his grandma made for him.
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The national parks are a treasure of immeasurable value, but beyond the beauty and diversity of life they foster, they help us connect with the beauty of nature and remind us why it is important to preserve our environment. — Ovi Sofariu