is one of the most beautiful seasons in Sequoia and Kings Canyon
National Parks. The
Fall foliage is vibrantly colorful with oak, dogwood, aspen and
other trees turning gold, scarlet and amber.
The days are still warm, but the nights are cool, providing
for ideal hiking weather.
Escape to the big trees and the beautiful Sierra Nevada
mountains for a mid-week getaway and discover why VIA
magazine rated Kings Canyon the “Best Alpine Retreat.”
After an invigorating day of exploring, you can relax in
front of the stone fireplace in the beautiful lobby of the John Muir
Under the snow-laden branches of the Big Trees,
Sequoia and Kings Canyon make for a magical winter wonderland.
The parks are often covered in a mantle of snow four to six
feet deep during this romantic season.
Summer trails disappear and skis and snowshoes replace hiking
boots on the approximately 50 marked cross-country trails in the
parks. You can explore
the quiet winter forest with only the sounds of nature to invade
your silent reverie.
For a bit of excitement, head over to the Big Stump snow-play area
and build a snowman with the kids or sled down the slopes if you
In the evening, warm yourself up around the stone fireplace
in the John Muir Lodge.
Come up to the snow and enjoy the Sierra winter wonderland for