The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, progressive, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.
~Paul Hawken ~


Kings Canyon National Park, established March 4, 1940, is adjacent to and immediately north of Sequoia National Park. The two parks are managed as a single unit and together contain one of the largest roadless areas in the lower 48 states.

Kings Canyon
Photo: Ansel Adams.

Indeed, Kings Canyon has only one short road, open only in the summer months. Most of the park is designated wilderness area, accessible only via a network of trails.