Nothing can beat the road trip with the endless roads, and breathtaking taking views of the mountain. Yosemite And Sequoia Road Trip is the ultimate national park road trip through California and Nevada.
Yosemite And Sequoia Road Trip include Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Death Valley National Park. Get your backpack ready and set your playlist and hop into your car because this road trip is something you shouldn’t miss.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is nearly 1200 square miles of spectacular natural beauty. It has been a dream destination for hikers and photographers. You at least need two to three days to explore the park, since there are plenty of activities the park has to offer.
If you are coming in winter, check the routes before you start the trip. Some routes will be closed due to the weather condition. Yosemite has four entrances. Tioga Pass (Hwy 120E) is closed from October to May, all other entrances remain open.
Driving Direction Yosemite National Park
- From Sacramento Take Highway 99 south to Highway 120 east Manteca or Highway 140 east Merced
- From Reno & Lake Tahoe Take US 395 south to Lee Vining; take Highway 120 west
- From Los Angeles take I-5 north to Highway 99 north to Highway 41 north Fresno
- From San Diego area take I-5 north to Highway 99 to Highway 41 north Fresno.
- From Las Vegas take US-95 North to Tonopah, then US-95/US-6 west to Highway 120. Go west on Highway 120.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park cover over 1,353 square miles with many mountains and valleys. It is also the best place to watch the sunrise and is home to the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world. The park is known for the massive sequoia trees that grow at between 5,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park have two main entrances depending on where you are coming from. If you are starting from LA, drive east towards the Sierra Nevada and Sequoia National Park. If you are driving from San Francisco or Northern California drive through Fresno and to the Big Stump Entrance off of Highway 180.
Death Valley National Park
The stunning landscape has challenging trails for hiking before you go hiking, make sure to take plenty of water, sunscreen, and dress appropriately for a hike. Being one of the hottest and driest national parks in the world, Death Valley still has lots to offer for adventure lovers. Winter is the best time to visit Death Valley with the perfect weather for hiking.
Driving Direction Death Valley National Park
- The main route to the park is from east to west is California Highway 190.
- If you are coming from east Nevada, take Route 95 to the park from north to south.
- If you are coming from the west, State Route 14 and U.S.
- From South of the park, Interstate 15 passes through Baker, California on its way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.