Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks offer over 800,000 acres of Wilderness and over 800 miles of maintained trails. Select from the information below for more information on how to enjoy and protect the parks' wilderness.
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.