Changes to Some Opening/Closing Dates for Services and Facilities – Check Back for Updates
Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks have changed due to weather and/or other circumstances. See link for details and match to locations on the park map (under "Park Tools," bottom left, this page). More »
Road Conditions (Entire Park) and Road Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect 20-minute to 1-hour construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) until Memorial Day weekend (7 a.m.-6 p.m.). See link for schedule. Call for 24-hour road conditions info: 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia NP (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 new vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
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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:
Accessibility of other trails will depend on individual abilities and may require upper-body strength. The following trails are paved:
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?
The large black areas at the base of many sequoia trees are fire scars. Even though fire may eat into the very heart of a sequoia tree, the tree can survive so long as the fire doesn't kill the living tissue all the way around the tree. Over time, the fire scars gradually heal over and disappear.