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Bakersfield - Sequoia Region

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Parks offer visitors endless trails and abundant camping options. Almost encircled by national forests, these parks are home to the giant sequoia groves that attract visitors from all over the world. For local lodging and visitor service information, see the Central Valley Sequoia section under Top Destinations or go to the National Parks section for more information on park flora and fauna.
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Bakersfield-Sequoia Region Map

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Traveling north or south on Highway 99, most visitors are just passing through. It is pretty hot, dry and flat from Fresno to Bakersfield. Many travelers are headed south to Los Angeles or east to the mountains in and around Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

These adjoining parks are the uncrowded alternative to Yosemite. The lower elevations are chaparral and oak foothills. Higher up on the western slopes, there are green meadows, waterfalls, deeply forested wilderness, granite peaks, including the highest peak in the lower 48 (Mt. Whitney), and hidden sequoia groves. With three major river systems and extensive trails, this region offers a huge variety of outdoor experiences.


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Spring wildflowers at their peak near Gorman, close to I-5

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