Hi friends, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. As you can tell, I took a mini break from the blog, but now I’m back at it. I’ve missed you all!
One of the last trips my husband and I took in 2017 was a quick little road trip up to Sequoia National Park. California is filled with so many amazing national parks and to be honest, we don’t take advantage of them enough. Hopefully we’ll get better at that in 2018! 😉
The main attraction at Sequoia are the giant Sequoia trees, and when I say “giant” I mean GIANT!! People don’t call it the Land of Giants for nothing.
There are many hiking trails throughout the park so pick and choose what you think you would like to do best.
We started early in the morning (we camped at Grant Grove Cabins) because we knew we had a full day of hiking ahead of us. We parked at the Giant Forest Museum and hiked Rimrock Trail (about 2 miles) to General Sherman’s Tree – only the LARGEST tree on earth! Amazing!
After checking out the tree, which was pretty crowded with peeps (I might add), we continued on to Congress Trail.
I think Congress Trail was my favorite part of the hike. It’s truly magical. I mean, check out how minuscule we are to these trees. Whaaaat???
Congress Trail leads into Circle Meadow Loops trail where we passed by Cattle Cabin. How cute. This cabin was built back in 1890. So cool.
We encountered few people along the trail which made our hike so peaceful and enjoyable.
We eventually made it over to Crescent Meadow. I was hoping (but secretly not hoping) to see a bear, but we didn’t. Maybe next time?!
After Crescent Meadow, we took a quick water/snack break, checked our map and took Sugar Pine Trail to Moro Rock. Check it out in the distance.
Don’t let the stairs scare you off. They are definitely doable. People of all ages were hiking to the top.
It was a little crowded, but once you get to the top you’re breath is taken away by the incredible view.
Totally worth it.
In total, we hiked around 10 miles. Each trail was around two miles or so. It really didn’t feel like we hiked that many miles, I think because we couldn’t get over the beauty we were seeing. It was amazing!
I loved Sequoia but I can’t wait to check out more parks. My husband still hasn’t been to Yosemite (I know!) and I haven’t been there in over ten years so hopefully we’ll cross that off our list this year. Any parks you recommend? I’d love to hear your suggestions.
XO, Jenneke Rose