FAMILY CAMPING TRIP TO SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

TRIP · 3-day car camping trip
FOR · Families & first-time campers

VIBE · Chill & easy

COST · $$ - $$$
DRIVE · 5 hours from LA
IDEAL DATES · June - September
PETS · Allowed at camp, not on trails

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SUMMARY
WHY SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK?

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park (SEKI) is considered the "Land of the Giants." It's home to towering groves of Sequoia trees, granite peaks & epic glacial canyons. The park elevation ranges from 1,300 to 14,400+ feet, which includes a significant portion of the Sierra Nevada, aka the longest mountain range in the country!
 

· Directions To Campground

· Current Fire Restrictions
· Latest Park & Road Conditions
· SEKI Official Website

STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW

Map of Sequoia National Park

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ITINERARY

DAY ONE
LEAVE LA BY 9 AM & PICK UP LUNCH AT
LOCALE FARM TO TABLE EATERY

- Diners love their sandwiches, bacon fig burger & tacos
- Located at 1727 18th St. in Bakersfield | Open Mon. - Fri.| 10 AM - 3 PM 

LAST PIT STOP · Chevron Three Rivers - 41907 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers
 

ENTER SEKI & STRETCH YOUR LEGS ALONG BIG TREES TRAIL

- It's an easy, paved 1.3 mile loop around a beautiful meadow. Thanks to educational displays, you can also learn about the Giant Sequoia's ecosystem.
 

TAKE A QUICK DETOUR & HIKE THE GENERAL SHERMAN TREE TRAIL

- From General Highway, veer right on Wolverton Road & follow signs to General Sherman Tree Car Park.

- This area might be pretty crowded because this easy easy 1.2 mile loop takes you General Sherman, the largest tree in the WORLD!
 

DRIVE TO LODGEPOLE CAMPGROUND & SET UP CAMP

- Prep dinner, s'mores & enjoy an evening of storytelling & stargazing

DAY TWO
SLEEP-IN, MAKE BRUNCH & PREP FOR A DAY HIKE
TO TOKOPAH FALLS

- Pack a daypack with snacks, sunscreen, jacket, water & sandals

- Remember to tuck away your food in your car or food storage bin 
- It's a moderate 4-mile round-trip hike that offers plenty of shade & easy enough for kids! 

RETURN TO CAMP FOR AN AFTERNOON PICNIC

- Prep a picnic lunch and find a picnic table near the Kaweah River at camp

- Hang around camp, or if you're feeling ambitious... 
 

HIKE TO WILLOW MEADOW FROM LODGEPOLE CAMPGROUND
- An easy 3.4 mile round-trip hike to a beautiful meadow that's great for kids

    

COOK UP DINNER

- Prep a delicious meal and warm up with your favorite hot bevvie.
- Roast up s'mores & soak up your last night in SEKI!

DAY THREE
COOK UP BREKKIE, PACK UP
& CHECK OUT BEFORE NOON

👀 Clean up around camp & throw away any random pieces of litter

HEAD HOME!

Buy a 7-day vehicle pass online for $35 before your trip 

Black bears call SEKI home. Store any food, scented items & trash in your metal food storage box when you're away from camp & overnight.

Be aware of altitude symptoms like nausea, dizziness, headaches & fatigue. Stay hydrated & take your time on the trails.

Face masks & social distancing are required. Recreate responsibly!

 
FRIDAY

Dinner

CAMPFIRE MAC N' CHEESE

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Vegetarian recipes

Dessert

S'MORES

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Gluten-free recipes

FOOD

KEEP THE GOOD TIMES GOIN'

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LAST UPDATED: April 20, 2021

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