• 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 »

News Releases

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Apr. 17, 2014 Join Us for a Presentation on April 24 - Visitors to
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Bring $$$ to
Local Economies (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 16, 2014 Fees Increase at Four Campgrounds at Sequoia National Park (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for
April 21-28, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-17!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for
April 20-27, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-17!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for
April 14-21, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-17!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 9, 2014 Junior Ranger Day - April 26, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-17! (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 9, 2014 Updated Trip-planning Information Available for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2, JPEG pg. 3)
Apr. 8, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for:
April 13-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 8, 2013 A Major Milestone Achieved in the Recovery of Federally-Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep at Sequoia and
Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Apr. 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park for April 12-19, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for April 7-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 1, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 31 - April 7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 24, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for:
March 23 - April 6, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
April 6-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 24, 2014 National Park Service Announces Public Engagement Campaign as Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
Mar. 24, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 24-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 19, 2014 Completed Environmental Assessment for the Disposition of Park-Owned Structures in Wilsonia within Kings Canyon National Park (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Mar. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 17-24, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 10, 2014 National Parks Draw 273.6 Million Visitors in 2013 (updated)
Mar. 10, 2014

Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for March 9-22, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)

Mar. 10, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 10-17, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 10, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park for March 9-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 5, 2014

Analysis being considered for Old Dump Site at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- News Release (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
- Map (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)

Mar. 3, 2014 Tourism to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks creates over $123 million in Economic Benefit (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Feb. 4, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for February 8-23, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Jan. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for January 19 - February 1, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Jan. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for Jan. 13-19, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)


Did You Know?

The Four Guardsmen (four sequoias), with the Generals Highway running between them.

Sometimes you will see sequoias in a straight row. This may happen because sequoia seeds prefer mineral-rich burned ground. When a fallen log burns long and hot, it leaves a strip of bare mineral-rich soil — an ideal place for new sequoias to grow. Years later, we see a line of sequoias!