Less than a five-hour drive from sprawling Los Angeles, you can commune quietly with the largest living things on earth, the beautiful of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These rare and mystifying trees are found only on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, and they may be the most awe inspiring things that you see on your trip.
Nineteenth century naturalists like John Muir were inspired by the sight of Giant Sequoias to initiate the conservation efforts that ultimately lead to the establishment of America’s National Park system–which is now proudly recognized as the one of America’s greatest ideas.
Sequoia National Park is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from Los Angeles. You will want to spend at least one night there to fully experience this incredible place.