We were a bit early to fully enjoy Kings Canyon National Park, due to the main canyon road being closed until late April. BUT we found a trail to hike, checked out the General Grant Tree and really enjoyed how quite and off season stillness of the park. Not to mention, the pine cones are HUGE!
We stayed in the Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon. We enjoyed having a few campfires surrounded by pine trees and just a little bit of snow. The weather was clear and brisk but not too cold.
The campground was a bit tight for a rather large rig like ours, but we fit and made it work no problem. There are no hookups at this campground but there is water you can fill up with and bathrooms.
We were, however, able to see everything we wanted to in Sequoia National Park. (The two parks are actually connected.)
The main road was closed, but we were able to take the Morro Rock trail and then the Sherman trial and make a loop out of it and see everything.
The Morro Rock trail has over 300 steps to the summit, but it was well worth the view!
We loved the overall 5 miles or so of wooded trail with countless Giant Sequoia trees and getting up close to the “famous” ones. The best part was the lack of people! It’s always a great experience when you get to enjoy a National Park without the crowds.
After our hike we, of course, had to go check out the largest tree in the world! (By Volume) The General Sherman Tree.
That thing weighs 4.188783 million lbs! It truly is a humbling experience and one I feel like everyone should have once in their life.
We loved being the forest, especially after so much time spent in the desert.
Lindsey, Gerrit, Oakley, and Ella
“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.”