Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »
Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. 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 »
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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 Pack Services
A variety of stock services, including stock-supported wilderness trips, are available through outfitters who hold a current commercial-use permit to operate within the parks. Click here for a list of businesses for more information or to make a reservation. The National Park Service does not endorse any particular business.
Did You Know?
The road to Cedar Grove is closed from November to April because of rockfall, not snow. Erosion can bring rocks tumbling at any time of year, but the threat is greatest in winter. This is when the freeze-thaw action in the rocks tend to start rockslides. More...