Several dozen groups of giant sequoia trees are found across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in central California, but the most largest and most well-known groves are found within Sequoia National Park
, an extensive preserve also containing high elevation valleys, lakes and peaks, including 14,505 foot Mount Whitney. The center of visitor activities is Giant Forest
, where a network of easy trails visits the densest sequoia. Despite heavy winter snowfall, the main road through the park (General's Highway) stays open all year.
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