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 Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., 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, 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 »
Sequoia In-park Shuttle (Free) - 2014 Season Dates Announced
Giant Forest | Route 1 | Green
Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow | Route 2 | Gray
Lodgepole/ Wuksachi/ Dorst | Route 3 | Purple
Wolverton / General Sherman Tree Trails | Route 4 | Orange
Shuttle From Visalia to Giant Forest
$15 round trip.
$5.00 (round-trip) or $2.50 (one-way).
Departs: Giant Forest Museum - hourly, approximately 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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.
Walk and Shuttle
Smart Rider Tips
Approximate Time Between Shuttle Stops
Did You Know?
Sequoia tree rings tell a fascinating story of survival and adaptation. Many sequoia cross-sections do not show a neat set of concentric growth rings. Among the rings are many scars — indicating repeated fire damage — and as many curved rings, the growth that eventually covered over the scars.