• 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 »

Current Fires

Information on all significant fires occurring in the parks is available on the InciWeb website. This link takes you away from the park webpages; use your web browsers "Back" button to return to this site.

To read additional information on recent fire activity in the parks, click on park News Releases.

There is currently no fire activity and no smoke impacts to report in the parks.

Additional maps and information will be posted to this page as fires occur and they become available.

 
A sequoia seedling that sprouted the spring after a prescribed fire

This sequoia sapling emerged in the spring after a prescribed fire. Fire creates the ideal conditions for sequoia regeneration: it opens the cones to release the seeds, creates gaps in the canopy for this sun-loving species, and forms nutrient-rich soil for the seeds.



Giant Sequoia regeneration following a prescribed fire.

Did You Know?

Mineral King.

The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park contains one of the finest examples of alpine karst topography in the United States. More than 30 caves, 15 springs, dozens of sinkholes, blind valleys, and sinking streams occur in this area.