• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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 »

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Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow

Railings stretch out along either side of the Moro Rock overlook surrounded by the canyon of the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River

Visitors rest and and enjoy views of the High Sierra from Moro Rock at the Giant Forest's southern margin.

NPS photo Steve Collector

The 1996 Interim Management Plan called for the Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow road to be closed to summer vehicular traffic, accessible only by shuttle, bicycle, on foot, or by vehicles for visitors with disabilities. In 2007 the Sequoia Shuttle began operating on the Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow road, with the road remaining open to summer vehicular traffic during a pilot period. A road resurfacing project is planned for fall 2007 to improve this deteriorating road.

Climbing the 400 steps fitted into Moro Rock for a panoramic view of the high Sierra and canyons is a favorite visitor activity. Improvements have been made to accommodate a shuttle bus at the base of Moro Rock.

Sierran montane meadows are an integral part of the Giant Forest ecosystem. Crescent Meadow is one of the larger meadows in Giant Forest, and is a popular anchor for hiking opportunities. It is also a gateway for hikers of the high Sierra trails. Planned improvements to relocate picnicking away from the meadow, remove much of the parking and provide a shuttle loop, restore disturbed areas, and improve accessibility to visitors with disabilities have been deferred for lack of funding.

Did You Know?

Woodcuts from park newspaper symbolizing three special areas in the parks.

The park newspaper (The Guide) comes out five times a year. It covers Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and the Hume Lake area of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Planning a trip? See the most recent issue for the season you expect to be here and see what to expect. More...