Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, located in eastern California, feature the famous Giant Sequoias – huge trees that can grow to over 300 feet in height. One of the trees, the General Sherman Tree, is the largest tree on earth. It is over 274 feet high, and over 100 feet around. It is located in the section of the park known as the “Giant Forest”, where five of the ten largest trees in the world are located. The park also contains Mt. Whitney – the highest peak in the continental USA.