• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

Professional Development

The General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree, named in 1879 by a Civil War veteran.

A California Phenology Project Educator's Workshop is scheduled for April 17-18, 2014. This free workshop explores phenology (the study of seasonal biological events like migrations and flowering), using phenology to track changes in climate, and how you can connect your students or community to parks and science.

Project Based Learning in the Great Outdoors workshop for local teachers is coming up this summer, August 3-6, 2014. Spend time in the parks while preparing to connect your students to local landscapes through authenic PBL experiences.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be hosting three local area teacher in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program this summer. Please contact the Education Coordinator to apply.

Host a teacher workshop: New to Rangers in the Classroom or our In-Parks Field trips? You can get your whole school invoved through a teacher workshop at your site. Contact the Education Coordinator to set up a workshop for your school.

Did You Know?

Toppled sequoia tree.

Sequoias get so large because they grow fast over a long lifetime. They live so long because they are resistant to many insects and diseases, and because they can survive most fires. Sequoias do have a weakness — a shallow root system. The main cause of death among mature sequoias is toppling.