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 »
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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Beginning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Dunlap, the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (CA Hwy. 180) traverses 50 spectacular miles leading to Roads End in Kings Canyon National Park. View the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway website > > >
For more information on other scenic drives in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, see the scenic drives page for the season when you will visit.
Did You Know?
When first set aside, what is now Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were less than one-ninth of their present size. Over the last century, Congress has made seven major additions to the parks — the last being the Mineral King area in 1978.