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Sequoia National Park

Distance: 199 miles one-way. Established in 1890, Sequoia is the nation's second-oldest national park after Yellowstone. The 406,425-acre park is home to some of the world's largest trees, including the famous Gen. Sherman tree. Avoid the crowds by visiting in the spring and fall. Park traffic peaks in July and August. -- Jason La
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