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Old 01-07-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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Sequoia NF

We will be heading towards Sequoia NF from the SOUTH in May. Our 24 Class C is 11 tall. Is the Mountain Hwy 99 feasible for our MH and is that the best way to see the forest? I have seen pictures of vehicles driving through the trunks of trees, but not so sure that our MH would fit?

Any help on navigation and places to see in Sequoia NF is appreciated!
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You'll be fine. Just don't drive through the tree.
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We will be heading towards Sequoia NF from the SOUTH in May. Our 24 Class C is 11 tall. Is the Mountain Hwy 99 feasible for our MH and is that the best way to see the forest? I have seen pictures of vehicles driving through the trunks of trees, but not so sure that our MH would fit?

Any help on navigation and places to see in Sequoia NF is appreciated!
https://www.visitsequoia.com/explore

Their web site should give you all you need.

Don't think they'll let you drive through the Tree.
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https://www.visitsequoia.com/explore



Their web site should give you all you need.



Don't think they'll let you drive through the Tree.


Is time spent wisely to drive through the Sequoia NF or just go around straight to the Sequoia NP? I guess I am asking if there is anything of important difference to go through the NF?
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We visited Sequoia NP in our 2013 Toyota Sienna Van- just the vehicle, no TT, etc. We entered from the North which was ok- twisty and steep. We left going south. That was a ride we never wish to repeat!!! Serious steep and twisty basically all the way down. Drove in the lowest gears. We made note to never drive on RV on that road.
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We visited Sequoia NP in our 2013 Toyota Sienna Van- just the vehicle, no TT, etc. We entered from the North which was ok- twisty and steep. We left going south. That was a ride we never wish to repeat!!! Serious steep and twisty basically all the way down. Drove in the lowest gears. We made note to never drive on RV on that road.


Thanks for the great information! Upon second thought we will just go to the Sequoia NP and not drive through the NF...
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We entered the Sequoia NP on Hwy. 180 and left on Hwy. 198. This WAS the NP. Never again
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We entered the Sequoia NP on Hwy. 180 and left on Hwy. 198. This WAS the NP. Never again


Too see the main attractions, what do you suggest?
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We entered the Sequoia NP on Hwy. 180 and left on Hwy. 198. This WAS the NP. Never again
We've done that same route three times....with a Miata.

You couldn't pay me to take that route in my motorhome. And I go up and down Highway 1 below Monterey in my coach.
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There are other, RV accessible spots to see the giant Sequoias, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Avenue of the Giants being two. Here's a full list of giant redwood sites but not all are necessarily RV accessible:

https://www.visitcalifornia.com/feat...-see-big-trees
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There are other, RV accessible spots to see the giant Sequoias, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Avenue of the Giants being two. Here's a full list of giant redwood sites but not all are necessarily RV accessible:

https://www.visitcalifornia.com/feat...-see-big-trees


Ok responders... I am getting the point that Sequoia NP is not RV friendly.

Is Horse Creek Campground nice?

1. Stay there and drive into Sequoia NP Visitors Center.

2. Retract back to 41 Hwy in Fresno and take it into Yosemite NP Visitors Center.

3. Take 120 Hwy out of Yosemite and continue onto 4 Hwy and into Calaveras Big Trees SP.

Please give me your thoughts on this route.

Like I said in my earlier post we are going to Sacramento for a wedding and afterwards going to Reno. So the northern Avenue of the Giants is out...
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Horse Creek is nice and we've talked about staying there for a few days. There are no hookups but they do have a dump station.

I think your plan is a good one.

If you do that I suggest eating at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge in Three Rivers where 198 crosses the river.
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