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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Guided Horseback Rides
Guided horseback rides are available to the public in the summer at two horseback riding stables operated under a concessions permit in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Opening and closing dates for each location depend upon weather conditions. Weight limits and age restrictions may apply.
Rates: $40 for one-hour/$70 for 2-hour rides. Please call the stable for additional information and to make a reservation, reservations are recommended.
Grant Grove Stables, Kings Canyon National Park
Early June to September
The Grant Grove Stables are located near the General Grant Tree in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. The stables offer 1-2 hour guided trips. Routes include the General Grant Tree, North Grove, Lion Meadow, and Dead Giant Loop. Call for more information or to make a reservation.
Cedar Grove Pack Station, Kings Canyon National Park
May to mid-October
The Cedar Grove Pack Station is located just outside the Cedar Grove Village. The pack station offers trips varying from 1-hour guided trips to multi-day pack trips. Day trips offer riding along the Kings Canyon River in the Cedar Grove area. Pack trip destinations are numerous and include Monarch Divide and the Rae Lakes Loop. Reservations are required for pack trips, but may not be necessary for day trips. Call for more information or to make a reservation.
Bringing Your Horse to the Park
"Stock use" refers to travel with horses, mules, burros, and llamas in the parks. If you wish to ride your own horse in the parks please read the Stock Use information page:
Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)
A CUA is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to park visitors in limited circumstances. These pack outfitters hold a CUA permit for 2013 and offer a variety of commercial pack services, including day rides, extended pack trips and/or spot-trip packing into the parks. Contact each business for more information or to make a reservation. The National Park Service does not endorse any particular business.
Did You Know?
Of the 75 or so sequoia groves in the world, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks protect 29 of them. More...