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Discover a land of giants in Three Rivers

Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Sierra Nevada mountains, Three Rivers unlocks unique access to the Californian backcountry. The town is considered the gateway to both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which are dominated by giant sequoia trees. Also known as redwoods, the living giants are recognized as the largest organisms on the planet. The town itself sits on the banks of the Kaweah River, and is a great place to stock up on groceries, handicrafts, and hiking supplies. If you’re craving tranquility, Three Rivers vacation rentals put you in the heart of the forest.

Welcome to the Californian backcountry

Nature is the order of the day in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Three Rivers is no exception. Miles of hiking trails wind their way through the parks, including the legendary John Muir Trail. Pick a section, and don’t forget to pack a hearty lunch. If you prefer road tripping, Generals Highway and the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway promise stunning views and plenty of scenic lookouts. For families and vacationers, stopping by the official park visitor centers is a must. They house mini museums, as well as colorful gift stores and handy trip-planning information.

A tapestry of mountain magic in Three Rivers

Surrounded by giant trees, soaring mountains, and deep canyons, Three Rivers is a fantastic base for exploring the national parks. Start with Sequoia, where the massive General Sherman Tree towers more than 275 feet above the Giant Forest. Discover the underground streams and striking rock formations of Crystal Cave, and climb Moro Rock for sweeping views over the park. Then head to Kings Canyon to gaze up at the immense granite canyons of Cedar Grove, and enjoy a short stroll to Roaring River Falls. If the sun’s shining, join locals as they boat, fish, and kayak on shimmering Lake Kaweah.

Gear up for outdoor adventures in Three Rivers

Given the plethora of outdoor activities on offer, Three Rivers is at its most popular during the warmer months. Summer is sublime, with long days that are perfect for exploring the national parks. Spring is also a popular time to visit, when the weather is mild and the forests are covered in a blanket of wildflowers. Whenever you choose to travel, Three Rivers vacation rentals promise a local experience. Enjoy spacious living areas, as well as outdoor grills, cozy decor, private pools, and most importantly, sweeping mountain vistas.

A sky full of stars in Three Rivers

Three Rivers sits at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, at the cusp of the San Joaquin Valley. It’s an easy drive to both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which makes it a great base for exploring the Californian backcountry. Thanks to sheer isolation, towns like Three Rivers serve up some of America’s best stargazing. With secluded settings, spacious decks, and outdoor hot tubs, Three Rivers vacation rentals are a great way to experience the night sky at its best.