Park Shuttles

Whether you ride our shuttles into the parks or use them once you get here, they allow you to sightsee as you travel and they eliminate the need to find parking. They also help with air pollution by reducing the number of cars on park roads.

The Sequoia Shuttle provides service in Sequoia National Park, and includes a route that travels from nearby cities. New this year, the Big Trees Transit offers rides into and around the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park.

 
A large shuttle bus painted with a sequoia tree and mountains

This Sequoia Shuttle bus travels daily through Giant Forest and Lodgepole.

NPS Photo

 
A logo for the Big Trees Transit shuttle

Big Trees Transit

Beginning in 2015, a new shuttle offers trips from the cities of Fresno and Sanger to the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park and a free in-park shuttle through the Grant Grove area.

Big Trees Transit Summer Schedule

Grant Grove Loop
Shuttles travel daily from 9:45 am - 5:24 pm. Stops include the Grant Grove Market, John Muir Lodge, Crystal Springs Campground, Grant Tree Trail, Azalea Campground, Sunset Campground, and Big Stump Picnic Area. The loop takes 20 - 25 minutes, and shuttle come to each stop approximately every 45 minutes except from 11:15 am - 12:47 pm.

Fresno - Sanger Route
Buses leave Fresno at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, stopping at the Fresno Greyhound and Amtrak stations, Fresno International Airport, Sanger City Hall, Squaw Valley/Clingan's Junction, and the Grant Grove Market. From Fresno, the ride to the park takes 2 1/2 hours. Buses leave Grant Grove for the Valley at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 5:30 pm. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 1-800-325-RIDE (7433).

 
A map showing the route of shuttle that travel to and within Kings Canyon National Park
 
A graphic logo for the Sequoia Shuttle

Sequoia Shuttle

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.

Free Summer In-park Shuttle
The Sequoia Shuttle offers free bus routes throughout Sequoia National Park servingdestinations from Dorst Campground to Potwisha Campground, including the Lodgepole and Giant Forest areas.In 2015, summer shuttle service begins on May 21st.

Visalia Route
If you'd like to leave your car behind, the Sequoia Shuttle also offers trips from the city of Visalia and the town of Three Rivers into Sequoia National Park. A round-trip ride is $15 per person and includes the park entrance fee. Reservations are required.

 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 1

Sequoia Shuttle Summer 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 for the Sequoia Shuttle

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. Some stops are along a loop, and others have shuttles that travel in different directions. Ask the driver for the time of the last pickup to be sure you make it back to your stop in time.

Walk and Ride
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.

 
A map showing shuttle routes in Sequoia National Park

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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