Three National Parks to Visit from Yosemite RV Resort

Looking to escape the hustle of the city and explore the California wilderness? Yosemite RV Resort is the perfect location for not only a Yosemite adventure, but also Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park! Enjoy camping in the rolling hills under the stars at night and exploring the country’s beautiful parks during the day. Your quick reference guide to all three of these National Parks can be found below!

1. Yosemite National Park

  • Drive time from Yosemite RV Resort – 35 minutes to South Entrance, an additional 1 hour to Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
  • Must See – Yosemite Tunnel View
  • Must Hike – Mist Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls
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Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and more.

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2. Sequoia National Park

  • Drive time from Yosemite RV Resort – 2 hrs to Foothills Visitor Center
  • Must See – Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48
  • Must Hike – Congress Trail, includes the famous General Sherman
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Sequoia was America’s second national park designated in 1890. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada range, the parks’ elevations extend from 1,300 feet in the foothills to 14,491 feet at the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous 48 states. Plunging in the opposite direction, far below the surface, are over 200 marble caverns, many with endemic cave fauna.This huge variation in the landscape contributes to the collage of habitats that create a rich assemblage of terrestrial, aquatic and subterranean ecosystems.

More information here.

3. Kings Canyon National Park

  • Drive time from Yosemite RV Resort – 1 hr 45 minutes to Visitor Center
  • Must See – Cedar Grove
  • Must Hike – Zumwalt Meadow Trail
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With its deep valleys, skyscraping trees, and distinctive rock outcroppings, Kings Canyon National Park is the place that John Muir once called “a rival to Yosemite.” By some measures, it is home to the deepest canyon in America! Located next to Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon is composed of two distinct areas – Grant Grove (home to the General Grant tree, also known as “the Nation’s Christmas Tree”) and Cedar Grove.

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