• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 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, 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 »

Redwood Canyon Trail

Click here for a 2-page pdf file that describes the trails and provides a sketch map of Redwood Canyon.

Backpackers in Redwood Canyon are expected to know and follow the guidelines for minimum impact camping. In addition, the following special restrictions apply:

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.
  • Maximum stay is two nights.
  • No camping within one mile (1.6 km) of the trailhead.
  • No wood fires are permitted in Redwood Canyon; bring a backpacking stove.
  • Bears are frequently seen in this area. There are no bear boxes in Redwood Canyon. You must store your food in a bear-proof canister or hang it according to the counter-balance method.
  • Cattle occasionally wander into Redwood Canyon from grazing allotments on the adjacent Sequoia National Forest. If you see cattle in Redwood Canyon, please notify a park ranger.

Did You Know?

Sequoia bark.

Of the 75 or so sequoia groves in the world, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks protect 29 of them. More...