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 »
Quicktime VR 360-degree Panoramas
Click on the camera icons below to see 360-degree Quicktime VR panoramas of various locations in the parks. Locations include from top left to right in Kings Canyon National Park: (1) The General Grant Tree, (2) The Children's Discovery Room in the Kings Canyon Visitor Center, (3) Zumwalt Meadow, (4) Muir Rock. Locations include from bottom left to right in Sequoia National Park: (1) Round Meadow in Giant Forest, (2) Moro Rock, (3) Paradise Creek Bridge, and (4) The General Sherman Tree. (Internet Explorer users will need a Quicktime plugin to play properly, or view from a Firefox browser).
Did You Know?
Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!