• 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 »

Plan Your Spring Visit

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.

California poppies create bright splashes of golden orange on lower hillsides of the park.

Spring gradually moves up in elevation, beginning in late January or early February in the lower Foothills, and lasting until July in the High Sierra. By May, the Foothills are rapidly moving into summer. Stay out of the dangerous, cold and swift waters of the high running rivers. Deep snow makes trails in the High Sierra a challenge best left to the experienced.

The road to Cedar Grove is open from late April through mid-October, weather permitting.

The road to Mineral King is open from late May through late October, weather permitting.

Visit our Road Conditions page for actual opening/closing dates, or call: 559-565-3341 (24-hours, then press 1, 1) for the most current information.


Did You Know?

Copper Creek Valley.

The mid-elevation Sierra coniferous forest supports a remarkable diversity of tree species. Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix, forming one of the most extensive stands of old-growth coniferous forest remaining in the world. More...