Summer shuttle services let you sightsee as you travel from the San Joaquin Valley to these parks. They also reduce air pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road, and save you from a search for parking. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
Ride the Sequoia Shuttle on Highway 198 from Visalia and Three Rivers to Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, or take the Big Trees Shuttle from Fresno or Sanger up Highway 180 to Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. Shuttles run daily from late May into September. The round-trip ride costs $15 per person, and includes the park entrance fee.
When you arrive in the parks, transfer to free in-park shuttles that travel to visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, and park features in each area. The shuttles do not connect within the parks.
Sequoia Shuttle (Sequoia National Park)
This shuttle runs in summer.
Visalia Route - $15 round trip
In-park Shuttle - free
Free shuttles arrive approximately every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow | Route 2 | Gray
Lodgepole/ Wuksachi | Route 3 | Purple
General Sherman Tree Trails | Route 4 | Orange
Potwisha to Giant Forest Museum | Route 5 | Red
Shuttle service to Potwisha Campground ended on Labor Day weekend (September 7). Service on this route will resume in 2016.
Big Trees Shuttle (Kings Canyon National Park)
Grant Grove Loop - free
Fresno/Sanger Route - $15 round trip
Tips for Shuttle Riders
Sequoia: Sherman Tree Parking and Trail, Wolverton, Lodgepole Campground Parking Area, Giant Forest Museum, or Wuksachi Lodge. It's best to avoid the Giant Forest Museum parking area on weekends and holidays.
Grant Grove: Big Stump Picnic area, General Grant Tree, John Muir Lodge, and Azalea, Cold Spring, or Sunset Campground. The Grant Tree parking and Grant Grove Village are very congested on weekends and holidays.
Before Leaving Your Vehicle
Walk and Ride
Winter Holiday Shuttle
Winter shuttles usually run during winter holiday periods. In 2015, shuttles were in service during Thanksgiving weekend and in late December. Winter shuttle schedules and routes are announced each fall.