• 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 »

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 8/8/2014:

Alta
August 16 26 30

Bubbs Creek
August 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 21 23 28 29 30
September 3

Copper Creek
August 11 16 17
September 3

Franklin Pass
August 15 30

High Sierra Trail
August 8 10 11 13 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 30 31
September 5 6 7 14

Redwood Canyon
August 9

Sawtooth Pass
August 22 29 30

Sugarloaf
August 30

Timber Gap
August 22

Twin Lakes
August 9 15

Woods Creek
August 8 11 14 16 17 19 20 21 23 25 26 28 29 30 31
September 1 2

The following trailheads have 5 or fewer spaces available on the specified start dates, effective 8/8/2014:

Alta
August 13 23
September 2 18

Belle Canyon
August 9 11 12
September 1 4 7

Bubbs Creek
August 13 19 20 22 25 31
September 2 14 15

Copper Creek
August 8 15 18 28 30
September 1 7 20

Eagle Lake
August 15 23

Franklin Pass
August 9 21 22 29
September 21

Garfield Grove
September 2

High Sierra Trail
August 9 12 14 15 25 26 27 28 29
September 1

Lady Bug
August 30

Lewis Creek
September 3

Paradise Ridge
September 9

Redwood Canyon
August 18 24 30

Sawtooth Pass
August 14 15 24 28

Sugarloaf
August 9 23

Tar Gap
September 12

Timber Gap
August 28 29 30

Twin Lakes
August 10 16 23 26 30 31
September 2 18 26

Woods Creek
August 10 13 15 18 22 24 27
September 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 15

Did You Know?

Walter Fry in NPS uniform

After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.