• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

In-park Transit

New Shuttle Bus
Giant Forest/Lodgepole area in-park shuttle.
National Park Service
 

Sequoia In-park Shuttle (Free) - 2014 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 four 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

May 22 - September 1, 2014
Daily: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

HOLIDAY SHUTTLE

November 27-30, 2014
December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Daily: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (limited schedule)

Holiday shuttles will operate inside of Sequoia National Park. Holiday shuttle service is limited to parking areas adjacent to the Giant Forest Museum, the General Sherman Tree, Wolverton, and Wuksachi Lodge.
Printable winter shuttle map (PDF)


 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 1

SUMMER SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Giant Forest | Route 1 | Green
Free. Shuttle buses arrive at stops approximately every 15 minutes.
(9 a.m.-6 p.m., 1/2-hour ride each way)

  • 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. Shuttle buses arrive at stops approximately every 15 minutes.
(9 a.m.-6 p.m., 15-minute round trip)

  • Giant Forest Museum
  • Moro Rock (stops only on outbound trip)
  • Crescent Meadow
 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 3

Lodgepole/ Wuksachi/ Dorst | Route 3 | Purple
Free. Shuttle buses arrive at stops every 20 minutes
Service to Wuksachi begins May 22, 2014. Service to Dorst Creek Campground begins June 18, 2014 and stops at Wuksachi Lodge in both directions.
(9 a.m.-6 p.m.)

  • Lodgepole Visitor Center, Market and Campground
    (Leaving approximately every 20 minutes (9 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 9:40 a.m., etc.)
  • Wuksachi Lodge
  • Dorst Creek Campground (Starting June 18, 2014)
    (Leaving Dorst Campground approximately every 20 minutes (9:00 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 9:40 a.m., etc.)
 
Wolverton Route 4

Wolverton / General Sherman Tree Trails | Route 4 | Orange
Free. Shuttle buses arrive at stops approximately every 30 minutes.
(9 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

  • Wolverton
  • General Sherman Tree (main and wheelchair-accessible trails)
 
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 Sequoia Shuttle.


Shuttle Stop to/from Potwisha Campground Overflow Area in Sequoia National Park:

$5.00 (round-trip) or $2.50 (one-way).

Departs: Potwisha Campground Overflow Area - hourly, approximately 7:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Arrives: Giant Forest Museum - hourly, approximately 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Departs: Giant Forest Museum - hourly, approximately 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Arrives: Potwisha Campground Overflow Area - hourly, approximately 3:25 p.m.-7:25 p.m.


To reserve a ride (highly recommended), call 1-559-713-4754. Pay telephones are located next to the Potwisha Campground kiosk and Foothills Visitor Center.

The fee may be paid by credit card by calling for advance reservations or by cash to the City of Visalia after riders reach the Giant Forest Museum. Without advance reservations, there may not be room on the shuttle bus for additional riders.

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

Be sure to 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 Shuttle
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.

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

 
Park Shuttle route map
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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