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Now that you've booked at Gena's Sierra Inn, here's some things you can do in our area.

Horsetail Falls - Yosemite

THE MAJESTIC
MOUNTAIN

TOUR

Gena's Sierra Inn is conveniently located in the middle of three National Parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia.

Take a three day weekend and visit all three.

Horse Shoe Bend - Kings Canyon
Giant Sequoia - Sequoia NP
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The Majestic Mountain Tour
A three day tour of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Each of these parks are located within an easy day trip from Gena's Sierra Inn, conveniently situated in the middle of the tour. Among the countless amazing experiences you can find are these three bucket list items:

  1. World's Largest Trees
    The General Sherman Giant Sequoia is the largest tree in the world. See it in Sequoia National Park.

     

  2. Deepest Canyon in North America
    At the Junction View located  Kings Canyon you can see the peak of Spanish Mountain which mark the deepest canyon in North America.

     

  3. Tallest waterfall in North America
    Yosemite Falls in Yosemite Valley is the tallest waterfall in North America


And there's so much more to explore!

 

Check out this documentary video of the three local parks and our shortlist of recreational spots you can add to your itinerary.

OUTSIDE:  Majestic Mountain Loop, Produced for Valley PBS
Jeff Aiello  https://vimeo.com/225567905

Magestic Mountain Tour Intinerary

If you're unfamiliar with the highlights of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, but you want to get the most out of your visits, here are some suggested day trips using Gena's Sierra Inn as your basecamp.

Yosemite Valley has viewed from tunnel view turn off.

Yosemite Day Trip

Here is an itinerary for a one day visit to Yosemite National Park:

6:00 AM - Start the day at Gena's.

 

6:30 AM - Take Highway 180 into Fresno, then take CA-41 towards Yosemite.


8:30 AM - Take the Glacier Point Road to Glacier Point


10:00 AM - Park at Tunnel View and enjoy the stunning Yosemite Valley.

11:00 AM - Head to Bridalveil Falls, which is easily accessible from the highway and enjoy the beautiful waterfall.

12:00 PM - Make your way to Curry Village where you can grab lunch and enjoy spectacular views of Halfdome.

 

1:30 PM - Explore Mirror Lake and take a plunge under Halfdome


3:00 PM - Tour the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center

4:30 PM - Visit Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.

 

5:30 PM - Enjoy a picnic dinner at the El Capitan Picnic Area

7:30PM - Begin the drive back To Gena's

 

10:00 PM - Return to Gena's Sierra Inn. Have dinner ready for you by ordering online.

This itinerary provides a jam-packed day of adventure and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park, showcasing some of the best that the park has to offer, from scenic views and geological wonders, to outdoor activities like bike riding, hiking, and sight seeing. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a first-time visitor to the park, this itinerary is sure to provide an unforgettable experience in the great outdoors.

The Sphinx shown from above Mist Falls in Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon Day Trip

Here is an itinerary for a one day visit to Kings Canyon National Park:

7:30 AM - Start the day at Gena's.

 

9:00 AM - Start the day by visiting the Kings Canyon National Park Visitors Center

10:00 AM - Tour the General Grant Giant Sequoia, which includes a self-guided tour of the history of the first non-native settlers in Grant Grove.

11:00 AM - Stop at the Junction View scenic overlook at the fork of the Kings River, where the peak of the Spanish Mountain marks the deepest canyon in North America.

12:00 PM - Visit Boyden Cavern to view the interesting geology and picnic or grab a snack at the snack bar.

1:00 PM - Head to Grizzly Falls, which is easily accessible from the highway and enjoy the beautiful waterfall.

2:00 PM - Enjoy horseback riding at the Cedar Grove Pack Station, where you can explore the park on horseback.

4:30 PM - Hike in Zumwalt Meadows and take in the stunning natural granite walls at the floor of the canyon.

6:00 PM - Take a swim in the Kings River at Muir Rock to cool off and relax after a day of outdoor activities.

7:30 PM - Return to Genas Sierra Inn and Restaurant for dinner.

This itinerary provides a jam-packed day of adventure and sightseeing in Kings Canyon National Park, showcasing some of the best that the park has to offer, from scenic views and geological wonders, to outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, and swimming. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a first-time visitor to the park, this itinerary is sure to provide an unforgettable experience in the great outdoors.

Buck Rock fire lookout located inside Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia Day Trip

Here is an itinerary for a one day visit to Sequoia National Park:

7:00 AM - Start the day at Gena's.

 

9:00 AM - Start the day by visiting Buck Rock Fire Lookout for a free tour. Enjoy panoramic views of the Giant Sequoia groves.

10:30 AM - Stop at the Redwood Mountain Overlook to take in breathtaking views of the largest grove of Giant Sequoia trees in the world.

11:30 AM - Take a short hike up to Buena Vista Peak to enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding landscape.

12:30 PM - Stop for lunch at Lodgepole Market and Grill.

1:30 PM - Visit the General Sherman Giant Sequoia Tree, one of the largest and most famous trees in the world.

2:30 PM - Visit the Giant Forest Museum and learn about the history and significance of the Giant Sequoia trees.

3:30 PM - Drive through the Sequoia National Park's Tunnel Log, a unique experience that takes you through a fallen tree trunk.

4:30 PM - Hike Moro Rock, a popular trail that offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

7:30 PM - Return to Genas Sierra Inn and Restaurant for dinner.

This itinerary provides a full day of adventure and sightseeing in Sequoia National Park, showcasing some of the best that the park has to offer, from breathtaking views and scenic hikes, to fascinating museum experiences and awe-inspiring giant trees. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a first-time visitor to the park, this itinerary is sure to provide an unforgettable experience in the great outdoors.

Destinations

Can't Miss Destinations

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Roaring River Falls

Access Level: Easy 

Roaring River Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Grove, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until September.

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World's Largest Tree

Access Level: Easy

General Sherman Tree is a 1.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

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The Watchtower

Access Level: Moderate

Watchtower Trail is a 10.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and is best used from April until September.

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Seville Lake

Access Level: Easy 

Seville Lake Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stony Creek Village, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

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Mist Falls

Access Level: Moderate

Mist Falls Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hume, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Lost Lake

Access Level: Hard

Lost Lake Trail is a 17.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stony Creek Village, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October.

Attractions

Local attractions are always fun! Sometimes it's hard to locate them, so we've assembled a few of our favorites here.

National Parks Service App

Let a park ranger be your guide! The National Park Service App is the brand new official app for all 420+ national parks. Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and more. The app was created by National Park Service staff—people who know national parks—to help you make the most of your visit. 

The Watchtower in Sequoia National Park
Mount Whitney

All Trails Hiking & Offline Maps

  • Navigate on the trail

  • Favorite trails and create lists

  • Download offline maps

  • Get alerts for wrong turns

  • Find trails by distance from you

  • Unlock more map details

  • Print maps for backup

  • Bring trails to life with 3D maps

There's a lot to do around here!

Local Attractions

Kings Canyon National Park / Sequoia National Forest
 

Sequoia National Park
 

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