Sequoia National Forest


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Sequoia National Forest

Address:1839 S Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

Phone:559-784-1500
Fax:559-781-4744
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia
Size: 1,136,950 acres.
Location:Southern end of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in central California. Accessible by US 395; CA 155, 178, 180, and 190. Nearby cities/towns include Porterville and Bakersfield.
Facilities:7 rental cabins, 50 campgrounds, 12 group camps, dispersed camping, resort (concession operated), picnic sites, trails (1,000+ miles), marina, scenic drives, lookout tower, 9-hole golf course.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Special Features:38 groves of giant sequoias, including Boole Tree, the largest tree on National Forest Service land and recognized as one of the largest trees in the world at 269 feet, with a diameter of 35 feet; Trail of a Hundred Giants; Wild and Scenic Rivers, including the North and South Forks of the Kern River and the King River; a 78-mile segment of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section).

See other parks in California.
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During the holiday break, for instance, after returning from a camping out at the Sequoia National Forest, he took another trip to Yosemite on New Year's Day.
The plane was on its way from Porterville, California, a small city just west of Sequoia National Forest, when Jones said it diverted to Henderson "because of the bad weather.
By early Monday, the fire had burned through 8 square meters of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest, coming within a kilometer of a community roughly 48 kilometers northeast of Bakersfield.
Torn between the dramatic molehill of a yuppie couple's off-and-on relationship and the visual splendor of the Sierra Nevada mountains, "Leave Me Like You Found Me" barely musters enough energy to engage as it tests whether two ex-lovers can repair a breakup by camping in the Sequoia National Forest.
February 14-18, 2011 Sequoia National Forest, California
Sierra Club's backpacking trips range from Hidden Splendors of Mineral King, Sequoia National Forest and Park in California (July 25-August 2, 2010; $645) to Goat Rocks Splendor in Washington (August 8-14, 2010; $595).
We were traveling the Monache 4x4 trail, a desolate area in the Sequoia National Forest, climbing a particularly steep and loose hill about one- third of the way in.
Singleton's ruling stemmed from a 2003 lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the harvest of burned trees on the Sequoia National Forest in California.
Last fall, a pair of park rangers were busy marking the boundary were Sequoia National Park meets Sequoia National Forest when they came upon two men toting automatic weapons.
A blaze in California threatened some of the Sequoia National Forest, home to the largest redwood trees in the world.
But no outdoor experiences compared to those special educational opportunities in summers and school vacations that involved traveling to national parks, including Acadia National Park in Maine, Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and the Sequoia National Forest in California.
Cloud Canyon Peakbag Odyssey, Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park.