• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. 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 »

Planned Projects

The fire and fuels management program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks tries to protect ecosystems and communities. This important work is accomplished by restoring fire's natural role in the environment and by reducing hazardous fuels.

Each year, managers prepare an Annual Fuels Treatment Plan that lists all the approved prescribed burns and mechanical fuel reduction projects that will help the parks accomplish goals. The table below identifies the planned projects for 2014 and their status. There are 11 projects totaling 3,628 acres. This list is only a guide. It will be updated as projects are completed and/or changed.

If you are visiting the parks, be aware that fire and smoke can be present at any time. Since the execution of burns depends on air quality, local fire activity, fuel moistures, and weather, the times listed here are estimates only.

MAP Click here for a general map showing 2014 project locations.


Cedar Grove Valley Floor Burn 45 Completed March 19, 2014
Cedar Grove North Boundary Burn 248 Fall
Grant Grove Swale West Burn 191 Completed April 24, 2014
Grant Grove Grant Grove Mechanical Mechanical 25 Summer
Grant Grove Goliath Burn 769 Summer
Lodgepole Halstead Burn 686 Fall
Lodegpole Bear Hill Burn 150 Completed June 2, 2014
Ash Mtn. Hospital Rock Burn 2 Completed June 5, 2014
Ash Mtn. Ash Mountain Burn 23 Completed May 27, 2014
Mineral King Mosquito Burn 1,485 Fall
Mineral King Lookout Mechanical 4 Summer

Did You Know?

View of switchbacks on Generals Highway below Moro Rock in Sequoia Park.

The 16 steep, narrow road miles from Ash Mountain to Giant Forest include 130 curves and 12 switchbacks. A vehicle-length advisory of 22 feet (6.7 m) is suggested for the 12 steepest miles within that stretch.