• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Public Transportation

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.


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.

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.

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?

1890 map of Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park is the second-oldest national park in the United States. It was created by Congress on September 25, 1890. General Grant National Park (the area now called Grant Grove), was designated soon after. Only Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872, is older. More...