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

 

Interested in learning more about the parks? Ranger-led programs give you the opportunity to explore a in-depth and ask questions. Programs are presented by both national park rangers and naturalists with the Sequoia Natural History Association.

Schedules vary depending on the season and the park area. 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.

Check our park map for 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

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Anniversaries
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, join us for special activities as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Sequoia National Park and the 75th anniversary of Kings Canyon National Park. Park entrance will be free, and special programs and events are planned for the entire day. Check the Event Program to learn more.

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

 
In Sequoia National Park

Foothills

Ranger-led Programs for August 24-31, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

Mineral King
Ranger-led Programs for August 27-30, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)

Giant Forest/Lodgepole
Ranger-led Programs for August 24-31, 2015 (PDF, JPEG)


In Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove
Due to the Rough Fire, all regularly scheduled NPS interpretive programs in Grant Grove are cancelled until further notice, due to poor air quality and smoky conditions. If the smoke clears (which has been happening generally during the middle of the day), we may conduct programs. This will be assessed on a day-by-day basis and those programs will be announced and advertised at the visitor center.

Cedar Grove
Due to the Rough Fire, all Cedar Grove Interpretive programs previously scheduled are cancelled and will not be scheduled for the future at this time.

 

Naturalist-led Programs by the Sequoia Natural History Association

Wuksachi Lodge (Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park)
Visit the Sequoia Natural History Association's link below for available programs.

John Muir Lodge (Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park)
Visit the Sequoia Natural History Association's link below for available programs.

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

 
 
 

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