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 »
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 »
NPS photo Steve Collector
Hiking is the premier activity in Giant Forest. The 40-mile network of trails that traverses the grove on gentle terrain offers seemingly endless combinations to encounter the magnificent giant trees.
Beginning in 2002, construction made several key trails fully accessible, improved signs, simplified access, and rehabilitated the aging trail system.
With the opening of the Sequoia Shuttle operations in 2007, visitors now have opportunities to hike one-way routes, using the shuttle to return to their vehicle. Learn more about the Sequoia Shuttle. > >
Did You Know?
Sequoia and Kings Canyon suffer from one of the worst air-pollution problems of any national park! Pollution — particularly ozone — from the Central Valley and the Bay Area is carried up into these mountains by warm winds. It challenges all of us everywhere to clear the air!