Christmas in Sequoia National Park, CA
In the winter, the high elevations provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.Specific winter activity areas accessible by highway are: Hume Lake Ranger District at Cherry Gap and Quail Flat; Tule River Ranger District in the vicinity of Quaking Aspen Campground; and Greenhorn Ranger District at Greenhorn Summit.While in Sequoia National Park you will see the largest living tree in the world, the General Sherman, standing 275 feet high and measuring 103 feet in circumference.The General Grant tree was nicknamed the Nation’s Christmas Tree by President Calvin Coolidge, and remains one of the most popular attractions in the park. Annual Christmas services are still held at the base of the tree.
Ranger-guided nature programs on snowshoes are offered at Wuksachi Lodge and Grant Grove. The park provides free snowshoes for the two-hour, one-mile walk.
The Sequoia Field Institute offers a wide variety of programs—both indoor and outdoor. Learn to cross-country ski or snowshoe. For easy snowshoeing access, winter campgrounds include Potwisha (near Ash Mountain), Lodgepole, and Azalea in Grant Grove Village.
- December 25, 2018