With over 800 miles of maintained trails designed to help you experience over 800,000 acres of designated wilderness, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer incredible opportunities for wilderness recreation.
Immerse yourself in the wild echoes of coyotes, or the exhilarating rumble of a summer storm; plunge your feet--tired and sore--into the icy blue cold of an alpine lake; let your lungs breathe heavy and deep; soak your skin in the clear, close light of the sun.
The Sierra Nevada mountains, reaching from the impressive heights of Mt. whitney to the tangled oak woodlands of the foothills, have long been a source of wonder and excitement. Begin your exploration of Sequoia and Kings Canyon Wilderness with the links below.
Minimum Impact Restrictions
The Wilderness Trip Planner answers all the most frequently asked backpacking questions.
Wilderness Permits and Reservation procedures Wilderness permits are required for all overnight camping outside of frontcountry/car campgrounds.
Wilderness Food Storage
Special Wilderness Regulations
Please refer to the 2015 Minimum Impact Restrictions for details regarding campfire restrictions.This map provides locations where fires are permitted. This map does not reflect any additional fire restrictions that can occur during the summer season. Please check for information on additional fire restrictions.
Group Size Limits When Off Maintained Trails
(group size limit for traveling on maintained trails is 15, or 10 in the Redwood Canyon area).
Protecting Foxtail Pines in the Kern River Drainage
Emergency Locator Device Advisory If you will be carrying an Emergency Satellite Locator Device such as a SPOT device, please read this advisory.
Help Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mud Snails
Note: The Wilderness Office may be closed intermittently due to weather and road conditions.