If your heart is set on a stroll through Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, wait until next year. It's closed for restoration until spring 2017.
In the meantime, remember that Sequoia and Kings Canyon have plenty of big trees — including General Sherman, said to be the largest tree by volume in the world. And those parks are closer to Southern California.
In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.
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Yosemite National Park
Relax National park tips: These big Yosemite trees are off-limits until next year stories
It is known for its giant sequoia trees, towering granite ridges and tumbling waterfalls. But one of the West’s most majestic national parks has now become the latest cauldron in an unfolding scandal over workplace harassment that has rocked the national parks system.
Some years ago — almost 20, actually — my wife and I made it a habit to leave the city in August and head for the High Sierra. Our destination has always been a lake edged by cabins , 60 miles east of Fresno, just south of Yosemite and just north of Sequoia.
A federal official who had been accused of protecting her husband from charges that he mismanaged Yosemite National Park during an ongoing harassment scandal announced her retirement on Monday.
The superintendent of Yosemite National Park on Thursday announced that he is stepping down amid an ongoing federal investigation into allegations of a hostile work environment in which employees, particularly women, are bullied, belittled and marginalized.
Near Near Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, stop along Highway 62 to walk the half-mile interpretive trail at Rogue River Gorge, then order a slice of pie at Beckie’s, a modest eatery a quarter-mile away. Here are details on nearby viewpoints and waterfalls.
Scientists believe they have found the remains of one of Southern California’s very early beach bums.
Two missing Fullerton Fire Department firefighters were found Tuesday after they disappeared during a six-day backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park , officials said.
Three men have been charged in a drunken rampage at a protected habitat in Death Valley National Park, where a tiny endangered fish was found dead.
A handwritten sign in the Bear Valley Visitor Center didn't offer much hope for a colorful sunset: "99% chance of fog tonight," it advised, followed by the postscript: “This is likely an underestimation.”
During a recent City Council meeting in the pavilion at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, dozens of people trudged to and from a strip of National Lakeshore beach directly west.