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“Wish we stayed longer”

Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the General Sherman Tree as we were passing by the area. The roads are curvy and driving up 7000 feet takes up alot of your time. You do see lots of deer in the area and less tourist then Yousemite, so you do enjoy it better. Highway 245 to avoid at night to exit the park, it is dark with short curve paths, near the edge. Inexperienced drivers should avoid. We wishes we could have stayed longer then a day, campsites are amazing, the path to general Sherman is paved and easy access for those in wheelchairs. Park entry fee is $30 USD for 7 days per vehicule.

3  Thank Kriszon
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The scenery was spectacular! We were able to hike with our 6 and 8 year olds without a problem. I wish we had allotted 2 days to see more of this park.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Camping, hiking, visiting biggest trees on earth. There are so many things to do, see, enjoying for family and friends. This is one of the best camp sites in the US. Booking needs to be done months in advanced. There are convenience store on site which offers food, shower and laundry facilities. No wifi nor phone service when you are there, Yay!

1  Thank Danhoang
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were feeling ambitious. We wanted to make a day hike to Pear Lake. About 2 miles into our hike, snow covered the trail. So, we could not take the planned route by the Watchtower Trail. Instead, we loosely followed the trail blazes mounted on trees along the Hump Route. There was a lot of snow but we felt comfortable because of the many blazes that made it easy to find our way. Unfortunately, the snow slowed us quite a bit so we only made it to Heather Lake which was still covered by snow. Around the edges of the lake, the blue glow of the lake was simply stunning. This was the perfect spot to enjoy the remote quiet and beauty of Sequoia National Park. I understand that this is normally a very popular trail, but we only saw four other hikers.

3  Thank luv4phood
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This was so beautiful! Words can never describe the serenity you feel while driving with the forest with giant trees. I wanted to go to the museum they had but it was so busy there wasn't any parking ( we happened to go on free national park day) we parked at Wolverton (route 4) and got shuttles to General Sherman,one of the oldest sequoias.
I plan on coming back when we have more time to do more of the hiking trails they had there and when it is not so busy...

2  Thank Evie B
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