In-park Transit

New Shuttle Bus

Giant Forest/Lodgepole area in-park shuttle.

National Park Service

 

Sequoia In-park Shuttle (Free) - 2015 Dates

The Sequoia Shuttle is a great way to leave your car behind, sightsee while you ride, and reduce air pollution! All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. In Summer, the Sequoia Shuttle offers five free bus routes serving destinations in and around the Giant Forest and Lodgepole area (see routes/map below). During the winter holiday season, the Sequoia Shuttle offers a limited schedule (see schedule below).

Contact the park for details: 559-565-4436.

SUMMER SHUTTLE

2015 Summer Shuttle service will begin operating on May 21. More info will be posted here when it becomes available.


 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 1

SUMMER SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Giant Forest | Route 1 | Green
Free shuttles arrive approximately every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground
  • General Sherman Tree (main and wheel-chair accessible trails)
  • Giant Forest Museum
 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 2

Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow | Route 2 | Gray
Free shuttles travel this 15 minute loop from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Giant Forest Museum
  • Moro Rock (stops only on outbound trip)
  • Crescent Meadow
  • On weekends and holidays, the shuttle also stops at Auto Log and Tunnel Log.
 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 3

Lodgepole/ Wuksachi/ Dorst | Route 3 | Purple
Free shuttles arrive approximately every 20 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Lodgepole Visitor Center, Market and Campground
  • Wuksachi Lodge
  • Little Baldy
  • Dorst Creek Campground begins on the day the campground opens.
 
Wolverton Route 4

Wolverton / General Sherman Tree Trails | Route 4 | Orange
Free shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  • Wolverton
  • General Sherman Tree (main and wheelchair-accessible trails)
 
An icon with a red graphic for Shuttle Route 5 to Potwisha Campground

Potwisha to Giant Forest Museum | Route 5 | Red

Free shuttles arrive every two hours from 8:00 am to 5:25 pm. The trip is 45 minutes each way.

  • Potwisha Campground
  • Giant Forest Museum
 
Visalia shuttle route icon

Shuttle From Visalia to Giant Forest

$15 round trip (no additional park entrance fee). Reservations required. Call 877-BUS-HIKE. For more information on shuttle service from Visalia to Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park visit the City of Visalia's Sequoia Shuttle web page.



Smart Rider Tips

Parking
Please park your vehicle at one of the larger parking areas: 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 holiday weekends.


Before Leaving Your Vehicle

Remove all food and scented items from your car or campsite and store them in a bear-resistant box. Learn more about bears and required food storage.

Shuttle Stops
Signs at each stop provide details about bus times and areas of interest at each stop. Check the signs or ask the driver for the direction of each shuttle, shuttle stops serve both directions. Be sure to note the last shuttle time which varies from stop to stop.

Walk and Ride
To greater enjoy the park, consider taking the shuttle to your destination and walking back to your vehicle. Walking back ensures that there is no risk of missing the last shuttle of the day.

Plan Ahead
Pack a small backpack with what you need for the day: park newspaper and map, snacks, water, extra clothing and money. Lodgepole Visitor Center and Giant Forest Museum stops are excellent places to stop for information and trip-planning ideas.

 
Sequoia shuttle route map - 2015 summer season

Sequoia shuttle route map.

 

Approximate Time Between Shuttle Stops
These are approximate travel times between shuttle stops, under normal circumstances. Times may be longer during heavy visitation and traffic, winter weather, road construction, etc.

From Giant Forest Museum

Minutes

To Moro Rock

5

To Crescent Meadow

10

To Sherman Tree Wheelchair Accessible Trail

5

To Sherman Tree Main Trail

15

To Lodgepole Visitor Center, Market, Campground

25

From Lodgepole Visitor Center

To Wuksachi Lodge

10

To Dorst Campground

30

To Sherman Tree Main Trail

10

To Sherman Tree Wheelchair Accessible Trail

20

To Giant Forest Museum

25

From Wolverton

To Sherman Tree Main Trail

5

To Sherman Tree Wheelchair Accessible Trail

10

From Sherman Tree Main Trail

To Lodgepole

10

To Sherman Tree Wheelchair Accessible Trail

5

To Giant Forest Museum

15

From Moro Rock
To Crescent Meadow

5

To Giant Forest Museum

15

From Crescent Meadow

To Giant Forest Museum

10



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