Closest City: Visalia, CA
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Coolest Feature: Hugging General Sherman, the largest tree in the world.
Life in the city can create some disconnect with nature, especially when trees are cut down to make way for new structures, but when you want to reconnect with the woods, there aren't many as magical as those in Sequoia National park. Climb up Moro Rock and you will find yourself surrounded by some of the oldest and most gigantic woods in the world. A spiritual feeling, unless you have nightmares of Ents, in which case, the trees that are named after generals will give you no relief.