Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park by Asif Islam via Shutterstock.

Kings Canyon National Park, in California, is home to groves of giant sequoias and a deep glacier-carved canyon. Its dramatic landscapes rival those of its neighbor, Sequoia National Park.

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Fast Facts

State(s): California
Area: 461,901 acres (1,869.25 sq km) – 21st largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Mount Whitney – 14,494 ft (4,417.77 m)
Lowest Elevation: Kaweah River – 1,360 ft (414.53 m)
Date Established: March 4, 1940
Annual Visitors: 640,986 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Fresno, California

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Kings Canyon National Park.

  1. Exploring the Giant Sequoia groves
  2. Horseback riding through meadows and forests
  3. Cave tours at Boyden Cavern
  4. Driving the scenic Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
  5. Joining ranger-led evening programs at campgrounds

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Kings Canyon National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Kings Canyon National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Kings Canyon National Park

After hiking and exploring Kings Canyon National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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