• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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 »

  • 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 »

Public Transportation

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Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.

 

Shuttles run seven days a week, generally, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
Contact the park for details: 559-565-4436.

Shuttle from Visalia
Sightsee while you ride to the park during the summer season. The Sequoia Shuttle runs from Visalia, through Three Rivers, and up to the Giant Forest Museum, where you can transfer to the free in-park shuttle. A round-trip ride costs $15, and covers the park entrance fee. All shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.

For details and reservations online see www.sequoiashuttle.com, or call 1-877-BUS-HIKE.

Once at the Giant Forest Museum, you can ride the free in-park shuttle which also runs during the summer.

Airplane
The closest commercial airports are in Fresno and Visalia. Fresno Air Terminal (or "Fresno Yosemite International") is 1¼ hours from the Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180 and 1¾ hours from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198.

Visalia Airport is 1 hour from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198 and 1½ hours from Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180.

Train
Amtrak serves Visalia twice daily via motor coach. These buses connect trains stopping in Hanford with the same Transit Center in Visalia served by the Sequoia Park Shuttle (see above). (Hanford is about 30 miles west of Visalia, 1¼ hours from the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198.)

There is also an Amtrak station in Fresno (1¾ hours from Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180). However, there is no available shuttle service from Fresno to the parks.

Did You Know?

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