A Land of Giants
This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity -- huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.
These parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities and weather vary a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'. Sequoias grow, in the snow, above 5,000'.