Have you ever wondered why Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are so renowned?

Though it can be difficult to put into words how huge a giant sequoia actually is, how majestic the mountain range of the Sierra Nevada looks at sunset, or how high the walls of Kings Canyon reach, here’s a great alternative.

Browse our Sequoia & Kings Canyon Video Gallery below for an inside look at the wonders of these national parks! Special thanks to Finley-Holiday Films for some of these amazing and beautiful images.

   Grant Grove Restaurant Construction

In June 2017, Delaware North completed a 10-month, $6.3 million eco-friendly redesign and reconstruction of Grant Grove Restaurant in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. The new 8,000-square-foot restaurant accommodates about 225 diners at once in indoor and outdoor seating areas that include an outdoor deck and courtyard. It replaces the original restaurant, which was built in the 1970s with a seating capacity of only 74. Check out this slideshow of the restaurant's construction!

   Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is a truly awe-inspiring place, but it's not easy to express what makes this park so special without actually seeing it in person. Fortunately there have been some talented photographers and film makers who have managed to capture some of the magic that makes Sequoia such a unique and incredible place! Watch this clip and see for yourself!

   Caves of Sequoia

One of the lesser known facts about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is that they are home to over 200 caves! The two parks protect half the caves more than a mile long in California, the longest cave in the state, and numerous others containing rare minerals, unique animals, and areas of scientific research. Previously unknown caves and animal species are still being discovered today! Watch the video below for a glimpse of the fascinating documentary, Caves of Sequoia.

   Black Bears

One of Sequoia's most popular attractions is the abundance of wild life, and no animal sighting is more highly prized than catching a view of our black bears. In Sequoia, all of our bears are black bears, even though they can range in color from black to brown to blonde! Whether you've seen our resident bears in person or would rather see them in action from the comfort of your own home, you can see them here. The video below is geared toward kids, but is fun and educational for all ages. Enjoy!

  Falling Sequoia Smashes Car

When a tree falls in the forest and nobody's around, does it make a sound? Alas, we may never know, but you can bet a falling giant sequoia is pretty tough to miss! Rest assured this doesn't happen often (these trees live to be thousands of years old after all) but we do get asked regularly what happens when an old-growth giant sequoia tree falls over. Watch this clip to get a firsthand account of what the experience is like.

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