A woman stands with her arm raised looking over a vast wilderness landscape
A hiker atop University Peak looks toward Kearsarge Pinnacles in Kings Canyon National Park

Julie Vargo

With 1,263 square miles of designated wilderness, Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer thousands of acres of pristine High Sierra country to explore. Named the Range of Light by John Muir because of its incomparable beauty, hiking the Sierra wilderness offers a chance to experience nature without filters.  Marked by regal granite spires, alpine lakes, venerable forests, wild rivers, and wildlife, one of the most memorable ways to experience wilderness is on your own two feet. Come take a walk on the wild side.

Last updated: April 2, 2015