• 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 »


Visitors explore a stretch of the extensive trails that traverse this breathtaking grove of big trees.

Visitors explore a stretch of the extensive trails that traverse this breathtaking grove of big trees.

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?

Trail sign.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer more than 850 miles of maintained wilderness trails. Over 723,000 of the parks' acres are officially designated as Wilderness. More...