Ranger-led Programs

Ranger leads park visitors in a hike in the foothills area of the park.

A ranger leads a group on a trail in the foothills. 

NPS Photo


Program schedules and types vary with the season and park region. We offer the widest variety and number of ranger-led programs from late June through August. When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details or schedule changes.

Programs are offered by both the National Park Service and the Sequoia Natural History Association.

Click on the "View Park Map" at the bottom of the main menu (inside the white box labeled "Park Tools") for specific locations. There is about a one-hour drive between each of the following areas: The Foothills, Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Grant Grove, and Cedar Grove. Mineral King is about a 1-1/2 hour drive from the turnoff at Hwy 198.

Throughout the Parks
Junior Ranger Day!
Junior Ranger Day program flyer for Saturday, April 18, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

Create Art in the Parks
Application required through www.volunteer.gov. Enter the keyword "Inspiration" to find the posting.
Poetry & Sketching in the Shadow of the Giant Trees, July 13-17, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)
Poetry & Painting: Plein Air in Zumwalt Meadow, July 27-31, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)
Fiction & Drawing in the Shadow of the Giant Trees, August 10-14, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

Dark Sky Festival
Dark Sky Festival program flyer for September 11-13, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

In Sequoia National Park

Ranger-led Programs for April 20-27, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)
Ranger-led Programs for April 27 - May 4, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

Mineral King
This area is closed until spring/summer 2015.

Giant Forest
Ranger-led Programs for March 30 - April 27, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

In Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove
Ranger-led Programs for April 18 - May 4, 2015 (PDF)

Cedar Grove
This area is closed until spring/summer 2015.


Naturalist-led Programs by the
Sequoia Natural History Association

Wuksachi Lodge - (Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park)

March 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

John Muir Lodge - (Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park)

March 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

To see a complete listing of all programs by the Sequoia Natural History Association, visit:
Sequoia Natural History Association Calendar


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