What are the giant sequoias in California and where to see them

Posted by on September 21, 2013

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Do you like nature? If so one of the great attractions that you can have on your trip down the west coast of the United States as well as visiting various national parks is the ability to see the giant sequoias. But, do you know what are the giant sequoias? It is the oldest and highest trees on Earth. The giant sequoias reach prolong their life until the 3000 years and can exceed 100 meters in height. The giant sequoias are also known as California redwoods, it is precisely in that state on the west coast where there are many more.

Giant Sequoias Grove

Giant Sequoias Grove

It is highly recommended that when planning your trip to the west coast book the opportunity to surprise you with the dimensions of these giant trees that lived. The giant redwood forests extend over an area of ​​750 km long along the west coast from Oregon to California. In mountains they are not too high even though higher redwood grow in the valleys. You can see giant sequoias for example in the Redwood parks and Muir Woods north of San Francisco or Sequoia Park northeast of Los Angeles.

Giant Sequoias

Giant Sequoias

When planning your trip, one option may be to use the visit to San Francisco to see the redwoods in Muir Woods said park which is only 12 miles north. But possibly the best thing is to see the Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove, a place in Yosemite National Park where you can see a large forest of these towering trees.

Lit up Sequoias

Lit up Sequoias

Giant Sequoias photos: Tim Lawnicki, Pushpul76, Sven Leyens Viedau.

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