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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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    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 »

In-park Transit

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

Sequoia In-park Shuttle (Free) - 2014 Season Dates Announced
In summer, the Sequoia Shuttle offers four free bus routes (see map below) serving destinations in and around the Giant Forest and Lodgepole area. The Sequoia Shuttle is a great way to leave your car behind, sightsee while you ride, and reduce air pollution! Shuttles will run daily from May 22 through September 1, 2014, and during the winter holiday season on a limited schedule. Contact the park for details:
559-565-4436. All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

Holiday Shuttle Schedule

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

Holiday shuttles will operate daily inside of Sequoia National Park from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All shuttle buses are wheelchair-accessible. Holiday shuttle service is limited to parking areas adjacent to the General Sherman Tree, Wolverton, and Wuksachi Lodge.

 
Sequoia Shuttle Route 1

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.


NEW! 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



Did You Know?

Fairy lantern wildflowers.

The unusual diversity of climates and ecosystems in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks led to its designation as an International Biosphere Reserve. There are 580 reserves in 114 countries that hold this honor world-wide.