Summer shuttle services let you sightsee as you travel from the San Joaquin Valley to these parks. They also reduce air pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road, and save you from a search for parking. All buses are wheelchair accessible.
Ride the Sequoia Shuttle on Highway 198 from Visalia and Three Rivers to Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, or take the Big Trees Shuttle from Fresno or Sanger up Highway 180 to Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. Shuttles run daily from late May into September. The round-trip ride costs $15 per person, and includes the park entrance fee.
When you arrive in the parks, transfer to free in-park shuttles that travel to visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, and park features in each area. The shuttles do not connect within the parks.
Summer shuttle for Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove Loop - free
Fresno/Sanger Route - $15 round trip
Summer shuttle for Sequoia National Park
Visalia Route - $15 round trip
In-park Shuttle - free
Free shuttles arrive approximately every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow | Route 2 | Gray
Lodgepole/ Wuksachi/ Dorst | Route 3 | Purple
Wolverton / General Sherman Tree Trails | Route 4 | Orange
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. Seating on this route is limited and it's not possible to accommodate groups. Please have an alternate plan in place in case all seats are filled.
Shuttle From Visalia to Giant Forest
$15 round trip (no additional park entrance fee). Shuttles pick up riders in Visalia and also in Three Rivers at the Comfort Inn and the Three Rivers Museum. Please note that shuttles can only pick up riders at designated stops, and it's not possible to board the shuttle at the Foothills Visitor Center.
Reservations are required. Call 877-BUS-HIKE or make reservations online through the City of Visalia's Sequoia Shuttle reservation system.
Smart Rider Tips for the Sequoia Shuttle
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