The Sequoia National Forest encompasses a total area of almost 1.2 million acres of land in the Sierra Mountain Range in central California. This national forest is named after the majestic Giant Sequoia trees that inhabit 38 distinct groves within the forest. If you want to get to the Sequoia National Forest, you can use several routes including US 395, CA 178, CA 155, CA 180 and CA 190. The closest major urban centers to the park include Bakersfield and Porterville.
When you get to the park, you'll immediately notice some of the features that make this place so unique. For example, you will get to see the Boole Tree, the largest tree in national forest service land and also one of the largest trees in the world. The tree measures 269 feet in height and has a diameter of about 35 feet. Other unique features that you will find within the park include the trail of a Hundred Giants, a 78-mile segment of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and several wild and scenic rivers.
Besides starting in awe at the majestic Giant Sequoia trees, there are several other activities that you can get to enjoy when you are in this national forest. Some of the activities include fishing, canoeing, camping, hunting, boating, swimming, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and downhill skiing.
These activities can be enjoyed thanks to the 12 group camps, 50 campgrounds, seven rental cabins, dispersed camping, trails, picnic sites, scenic drives, marina, resort (concession operated), lookout tower, and a 9-hole golf course, all on the property. You are also welcome to bring your dog into the forest, but there are some rules that you will need to observe if you want to avoid getting into trouble with the authorities.
Some of the rules include ensuring that your dog is always leashed. The leash should be not more than six feet in length. You are also expected to respect the forest environment around, and this includes all park resources, other park visitors, animals and plants that are within the forest. It is also important to be aware of the areas of the forest that you can and cannot go to when you are with your pooch.