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Sequoia Splendor. (Special Advertising Feature)

Magazine article Sunset

Sequoia Splendor. (Special Advertising Feature)

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Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding areas.

* Driving distance: 243mi/396km

* Suggested time: 2--3 days

FRESNO. Go south on Hwy. 99, past vineyards, fruit orchards, and trade centers such as Fowler, Selma (the "Raisin Capital of the World"), and the Swedish village of Kingsburg. (Approximately 15 miles west is the historic town of Hanford.) From Hwy. 99 just past Goshen, go east on Hwy. 198 to...

VISALIA (41mi/96km). Fields of citrus, vineyards, olives, cotton, walnuts, and other crops surround this peaceful town. Take Hwy. 198 due east, past the Kaweah Oaks Preserve; turn north to edge the southern shore of Lake Kaweah to reach...

THREE RIVERS (28mi/45km). Named for the confluence of the East, Middle, and South Forks of the Kaweah River. From the town of Three Rivers, continue on Hwy. 198 to...

ASH MOUNTAIN (7mi/11km). Take Hwy. 198 east through the Sequoia NF to the southern entrance and headquarters for Sequoia NP, where the famed General's Highway begins. …

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