Sequoia National Park is home to many of California's most spectacular natural wonders. From the 300-foot Sequoia gigantea (one of the largest and oldest trees in the world) to the 14,494-foot Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the lower 48), the park has long been extolled by presidents, residents, and foreign visitors. It is a prime hiking, backpacking, and camping destination, and draws millions of visitors every year. Sequoia National Park: A Complete Hiker's Guide is the first comprehensive guide to the park and to nearby John Muir and Golden Trout wilderness areas. --62 trips, from short dayhikes to multi-day backpacking treks, with information on difficulty, elevation, and best time of year --Routes chosen not only for hikers and backpackers, but also for families and naturalists --TOPO! maps for each route, locator maps to help you decide where to go, and photos to give you a taste of the area's scenic wonders --The natural history of the park's diverse plants, animals, geology, and ecology. From open granite high country where elusive bighorn sheep roam to wildflower-filled meadows, Sequoia National Park promises many dramatic adventures.