Famous for its giant Sequoia trees, Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada region of California. It is adjacent to and jointly managed with Kings Canyon National Park. Sequoia National Park has a vertical relief of 13,000 feet and includes Mount Whitney, the highest point in the 48 contiguous United States.
The park is home to the largest tree in the world (by volume), named the General Sherman tree. It is 274.9 feet tall and its trunk is 102.6 feet in circumference. The exact age of General Sherman is unknown, but it is estimated that the age of the the giant Sequoias are between 1800 and 2700 years old.
Sequoia National Park provides habitat for a diverse range of plants and wildlife. 77 species of mammals have been confirmed within the park, including black bear and mountain lion. The park is home to a wealth of bird life and over 200 species have been identified there.