• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • 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 »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. 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 »

Area Descriptions for Bear-Resistant Containers

Click here for a park-wide map showing all container requirement areas.

Click here for a Sierra Nevada map showing all container requirement areas from Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows (of Inyo National Forest).

Dusy Basin & Palisade Basin
All camp areas from Bishop Pass to the junction with the John Muir Trail in Le Conte Canyon and all cross-country areas in Dusy Basin and Palisades Basin.

Rae Lakes Loop

This area is bordered by the following landmarks: Sawmill Pass and the Woods Creek drainage on the north; Forester Pass and the Kings-Kern Divide on the south; the Sierra Crest on the east; and Cedar Grove, South Fork of the Kings River, and Sphinx Creek on the west. All trail corridors and cross-country routes within the area are included. Bear Cannisters are required in this area the Friday before Memorial Day through October 31. Between November 1 and the Thursday before Memorial Day all food and scented items must be protected within food storage boxes or as a last resort with the counter-balance method of hanging. ATTENTION: AT KEARSARGE LAKES, CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED. NO FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR 2013 SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Rock Creek Drainage

Includes all camp and cross-country areas in the Rock Creek drainage such as Miter Basin, Soldier Lake, Siberian Outpost, and Rock Creek proper. The area is defined by the Rock Creek drainage west of Cottonwood & New Army Passes, south of Crabtree Pass, south of Guyot Pass, and north-northwest of the Sequoia National Park boundary and Siberian Pass.

Did You Know?

View of switchbacks on Generals Highway below Moro Rock in Sequoia Park.

The 16 steep, narrow road miles from Ash Mountain to Giant Forest include 130 curves and 12 switchbacks. A vehicle-length advisory of 22 feet (6.7 m) is suggested for the 12 steepest miles within that stretch.