• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Wilderness Permit Reservation Availability

For overnight wilderness trips from 5/23/14 to 9/27/14 reservation applications will be accepted by fax or mail.

Reservation requests must be received at least 2 weeks prior to your start date. For requests within 2 weeks of your start date, first-come first-served permits may be available from the permit station closest to your entry trail.


No reservations are available for the following trailheads and start dates, effective 4/17/2014:

Alta
July 4 14

Belle Canyon
May 25
June 13 19

Bubbs Creek
July 3 19 20 27
August 4 5 6 7 28 29

Copper Creek
May 24
August 3
September 3

High Sierra Trail
June 13 27 29
July 4 18 25 26 28 29
August 1 2 3 9 24
September 7

JO Pass
June 14

Redwood Canyon
August 9

Sawtooth Pass
July 30

Sugarloaf
August 2

Twin Lakes
June 21

Woods Creek
May 23 24
June 30
July 1 4 5 6 14 17 18 19 20 24
August 4 5 6 7 9 10 18 25 31


The following trailheads have 5 or fewer spaces available on the specified start dates, effective 4/17/2014:

Alta
July 11 12 18
August 1 2 3 26
September 2 18

Belle Canyon
May 24
June 14
July 19 20
August 13
September 2

Bubbs Creek
May 23 24
July 4 21 24 28 31
August 2 3 9 10 11 30 31
September 2 3

Copper Creek
August 10 16 17
September 7

Eagle Lake
August 15

Franklin Pass
July 21 28
August 3 22

High Sierra Trail
June 14
July 3 5 6 7 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 27 31
August 4 5 6 8 11 16 17 25 26 30

JO Pass
June 24

Lewis Creek
August 3
September 3

Paradise Ridge
June 24

Redwood Canyon
June 14
July 14

Sawtooth Pass
June 20 25
July 12 25
August 15

Sugarloaf
June 13
July 19 20 28 31
August 9 23 30

Timber Gap
May 23
June 6 24
July 14 24
August 4 18 22 28

Twin Lakes
June 13 20 30
July 13 20
August 1 2 3 4 16 26 31
September 2 18 26

Woods Creek
June 12 16
July 3 12 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 31
August 2 3 8 11 12 13 17 19 20 21 22 29
September 15

Did You Know?

1890 map of Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia National Park is the second-oldest national park in the United States. It was created by Congress on September 25, 1890. General Grant National Park (the area now called Grant Grove), was designated soon after. Only Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872, is older. More...