Nicknamed a Land of Giants, Kings Canyon National Park's landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty and diversity — huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns and the world's largest trees. Kings Canyon was created 75 years ago today, encompassing 454,000 acres of pristine Sierra Nevada wilderness in California. Nearly half the park is above timberline and two dozen peaks extend above 13,000 feet. The Pacific Crest and John Muir trails pass through cathedrals of glaciated valleys and domes, including Evolution Valley and Sixty Lakes Basin. Pictured here is the park's stunning Bullfrog Lake by David Palefsky (

Celebrate Kings Canyon’s birthday today with free entrance to the park and it’s sister park Sequoia National Park!


Ruby Muir


Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir 

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