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 »
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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?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.