• 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 »

Accessibility

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

 
Woman in wheelchair with ranger and other visitors viewing a sign on an accessible trail
Many park facilities offer accessibility features.
NPS Photo
 

Each visitor center and campground has an accessible restroom. The Giant Forest Museum also has an accessible restroom inside. Some campsites and picnic areas have extended picnic tables.

All shuttle buses operating in the parks are wheelchair accessible. Some buses are kneeling and others have mechanical lifts.

Accessible trails that meet ADA Standards (Americans with Disabilities Act) for wheelchair accessibility are:

  • The General Sherman Tree. Handicapped accessible parking and trail can be found along the Generals Highway.
  • The Big Trees Trail. Handicapped accessible parking and trail along the Generals Highway.
  • Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Located in Cedar Grove. The portion of the trail from the parking lot to the boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.

Accessibility of other trails will depend on individual abilities and may require upper-body strength. The following trails are paved:

  • Beetle Rock Trail (Giant Forest)
  • Crescent Meadow Trail (Giant Forest)
  • Trail to Tharp's Log (Giant Forest)
  • Grant Tree Trail (Grant Grove)
  • Roaring River Falls Trail (Cedar Grove)

Temporary accessibility placards are available at park visitor centers for use within the Giant Forest area. Ask at visitor centers for information.

A Braille transcription of the park map brochure is available for loan from park visitor centers.

In addition, we are working to make audiovisual programs accessible to people with disabilities. Beginning in November 2011, we will be working to provide captioning, audio description, and assistive listening devices for audiovisual programs in visitor centers, auditoriums, and amphitheaters. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012.

Other trails will be brought into ADA accessibility compliance in the future.

 

Did You Know?

Conifer forest.

The richness of the Sierran flora mirrors that of the state as a whole. Of the nearly 6,000 species of vascular plants known to occur in California, over 20% can be found within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.