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Things to do near Sequoia National Park
& KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
When planning your stay at Wicky-Up Ranch, be sure to leave time in your itinerary to spend a day at both the evergreen Giant Forest at Sequoia National Park, CA and the spectacular rocky-cliffed Kings Canyon National Park, which features the Kings River and several splendid waterfalls. It takes a full day to see each park.
Both parks afford many hiking trails for amateur and professional hikers alike and Ranger-guided snowshoe walks. The rangers at the visitor centers will have many suggestions for hiking, but Wicky-Up Ranch offers a personalized tour map for you as a part of your stay with us.
While in Sequoia National Park you will see the largest living tree in the world – – the General Sherman, standing 275 feet high and measuring 103 feet in circumference. There are taller trees, older trees and trees with larger bases, but there are none with more overall volume of wood than this giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum).
While in Sequoia, you may also wish to take the 20-minute walk to the top of Moro Rock (which you will see all along the way as you wend your way up the mountain towards Sequoia National Park. The view eastward towards the Great Western Divide is one you will most likely never forget.
At Grant Grove, at the top of Kings Canyon National Park, you will find the second largest living tree in the world, the General Grant, know as the Nation’s Christmas Tree. The two parks are connected by a beautiful highway known as the Generals’ Highway.
Giant Sequoias are located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. There are groves as far north as the Tahoe National Forest and south to the Sequoia National Forest. They are also located in between on public lands in Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Be sure to stop at the new museum in Giant Forest to speak to a park ranger and learn more about these magnificent trees.
Wood N’ Horse Training Stables Hourly trail rides available. Christy will take you out for a ride through the beautiful oak studded hills and along the Kaweah River. She can accommodate up to 4 riders at a time. Riders must be 12 and above unless they are an accomplished rider.
Please call (559) 561-4268 for a reservation and pricing.
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Wood ‘N’ Horse Training Stable is located in Three Rivers, California. Christy is a versatile trainer of all English and Western disciplines. Taking green horses to proven winners is her specialty. She also teaches riders from beginners to advanced levels.
Project Survival’s Cat Haven promotes the conservation and preservation of wild cats in their native habitat by educating visitors and publicizing the work done by Project Survival Cat Conservation Group. Project Survival’s Cat Haven maintains an educational room at the facility for youth programs and an outreach program.
Before the coming of the European settlers, the area that is now Exeter was part of a vast plain where elk, antelope and deer grazed and spring wildflowers bloomed in profusion. Native American Indians made their homes in the oak forest two miles north of the present town.
Boasting the finest navel oranges in the world, Exeter, California, has a rich agricultural heritage built on a hundred years of American tradition. Exeter is known for growing the sweetest oranges in the world and as the “Citrus Capital of the World”.
Take a walking tour of 32 professional murals in the downtown area and enjoy a picture perfect small town atmosphere. Exeter is also known for its fine dining and antique shops.