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 »
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 »
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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.
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.
Foothills, Sequoia National Park
Current Foothills Program Schedule for:
Regular, weekly programs have been discontinued until spring/summer 2014.
The foothills area offers ranger-led programs year-round, although programs may
be limited in fall and winter. In late spring and summer a variety of programs are offered,including an investigation station and patio talks at the Foothills Visitor Center, ranger talks at Hospital Rock, and various ranger-led walks. Potwisha Campground evening programs are given on weekends and occasionally on weekdays in spring
and summer. For more information, call 559-565-4212 or check this webpage for
Giant Forest and Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park
Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Did You Know?
The 16 steep, narrow road miles from Ash Mountain to Giant Forest include 130 curves and 12 switchbacks. A vehicle-length advisory of 22 feet (6.7 m) is suggested for the 12 steepest miles within that stretch.