• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., 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, 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 »

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).
 
Quicktime 360-degree Virtual Reality Panorama Movies Discovery RoomParadise Creek BridgeMoro RockRound MeadowGeneral Sherman TreeGeneral Grant TreeZumwalt MeadowMuir Rock
Map showing locations of eight 360-degree Quicktime Virtual Reality movies.
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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!