Located in the center of Lemoore, California, it is perfect for a wide range of family travel including a two-hour drive to the historic Sequoia National Park, from which Giant Sequoia trees, the larch trees that are the largest living creatures on Earth
to move from Lemoore east of Highway 198 on Visalia and at the foot of Three Rivers. The Three Rivers are an excellent place to stop the sandwiches on the river or even homemade candy and ice cream. Just a few miles past Three Rivers, at the entrance to the Sequoia National Park, you have to be warned in advance that there is another hour from the heart of the park, after a slow shoot, where there are many changes.
About forty five minutes at the entrance to the park, Moro Rock, a giant rock staircase and barracks, is perfect for afternoon workouts. You can climb the cliff and have a wonderful view of the Sequoia National Monument and the back country of the San Joaquin Valley. One third of the road to the rock can get a great view if you are in short time or on energy.
Just a few minutes from Moro Rock, the Crescent Meadow, the beautiful wildflower meadow and other Sequoia flora and fauna. You can easily walk to the meadow, just a mile away. About halfway, the historic "Tharpe's Log" finds a hollow log used by a Throtpe company for nearly a hundred years.
A short drive to Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow, visitors will find many opportunities on Giant Sequoia trees and on them. The largest of the giants is in front of Lodge Pole. Parking lots are abundant and visitors should be able to get to the base of the giant Sherman tree. Hundreds of years ago, visitors were shooting in front of the giant tree. Depending on the size of the photo, the visitor looks like an insect size.
After photographs near General Sherman, and perhaps a short walk in the nearby lush grove, visitors can visit Lodge Pole for dinner or food items. The Lodge Pole hunting station can help answer any other questions a visitor may have.
From Lodge Pole, the Lemoore family can return to Three Rivers or follow Loop Grove and Fresno. The Grant Grove sections of the road do not offer as much reddish as the Red River, but it is far less winding and more than two hours away. Overall, the ride is a fun hike from Lemoore.