“Come for The Sierra, Stay for the Sequoia. And take a hike!” The Trailmaster John McKinney Connects Us to the Best Day Hikes with his Pocket Guide Hike Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks HIKE Sequoia Kings Canyon News Release

If you only drive though you’ll be disappointed: Sequoia and Kings Canyon have the superlative scenery and postcard views found in the country’s most noted national parks, but you have to hike to find them. In an effort to share the natural treasures of these parks, John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is pleased to announce the newly updated HIKE Sequoia and Kings Canyon: Best Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The guide is a debut title in the new Trailmaster Pocket Guide Series, created especially for hikers and designed to fit perfectly in the hiker’s pocket or pack.

“When I hit the trail in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks,” McKinney explains, “I feel as if I’m living large: the trees are huge, the mountains high, the canyons deep, and the trail system quite extensive.”

Hike Sequoia and Kings Canyon Pocket Guide
Hike Sequoia and Kings Canyon Pocket Guide

From General Sherman Tree to Giant Forest to Grant Grove, Hiking Expert John McKinney shares his favorite trails to the largest trees on earth. The pocket guide come complete with The Trailmaster’s colorful stories, trusted trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps by Master Mapmaker Tom Harrison. Take a water bottle snack and this guide and:

  • Roam Redwood Canyon and remote Muir Grove, experience the many wonders, large and small, of the sequoia forest.
  • Hike to must-see Moro Rock, the marvels of Mineral King, Alta Peak, Twin Lakes and Tokopah Falls.
  • Enjoy grand vistas of mighty Kings Canyon, hike along the Kings River and chill-out at Mist Falls.


HIKE Sequoia and Kings Canyon ($9.95), and other Trailmaster Pocket Guides, including HIKE Yosemite and HIKE San Francisco, are available from REI and select retailers, Amazon and TrailmasterStore.com. For more info about books and talks by John McKinney or interview requests, contact Cheri Rae, 805-845-7102.

About the Author

John McKinney, aka The Trailmaster, is the author of 30 books and a thousand articles about hiking. A passionate advocate for hiking and our need to reconnect with nature, John shares his expertise on radio, TV, online, and as a public speaker.