Southern Sequoia Groves

Of the 65-75 identified groves, all but eight of them occur in a narrow band about 70 miles long, stretching from the Kings River south toward Lake Isabella. Here, by far the largest groves of giant sequoia - and by far the largest trees - live. The vast majority of these groves are protected within Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park and the newly created Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Click on parts of the inset map to view enlargements of each section of the map with the names of all known groves (Caution! Large images).

See also:

The Distribution of Forest Trees in California, Griffin and Critchfield, 1972.
Giant Sequoia Groves of the Sierra Nevada, Willard, 1994.
Giant Sequoia National Monument Web Site
Giant Sequoia ecology Cooperative Web Site