Giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park’s Wuksachi Lodge

If you plan to overnight in style in Sequoia National Park, the best place to stay is the cedar and stone Wuksachi Lodge, a complex of three buildings including a restaurant. There are lots of perks included in your stay, such as free guided walks and talks that start at the lodge, and if you need a boxed lunch for a hike, you can order that too.

Overlook view of the deep blue waters of Rae Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park.

The Best of Sequoia & Kings Canyon

You could fill weeks with all there is to do in Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, but if you’re short on time or would prefer to hit the highlights, here’s the best of both parks.

A young woman fills a water bottle from a stream in Yosemite.

Yosemite Hiking Health and Safety

By far the biggest dangers to be faced in Yosemite are those created by visitors who don’t follow posted rules and regulations. Carry a day pack with all the essentials for a day out and a few emergencies, and prepare ahead of time for Yosemite’s terrain.

Stones are visible in the clear water of Cathedral Lake which reflects the peak in the background.

Best Hikes in Yosemite

These hikes in Yosemite are a smorgasbord of short, rewarding hikes to full-day long-haul challenges, with a nice selection in between to satisfy everyone.