• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

    Effective June 18, 2014, the parks are in Stage 1 fire restrictions, see link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 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 »

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    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 7/16/2014:

Alta
July 18 21
August 2 3 4 5 16

Belle Canyon
July 18

Bubbs Creek
July 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 29 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 16 21 28 29 30
September 3

Copper Creek
August 3 10 11 16 17
September 3

Franklin Pass
July 26
August 3 9 30

High Sierra Trail
July 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 13 17 18 23 24 26
September 6 7

Redwood Canyon
August 9

Sawtooth Pass
July 17 21 30
August 3 30

Sugarloaf
July 20
August 2 30

Timber Gap
July 19 21
August 3 22

Twin Lakes
July 25
August 3

Woods Creek
July 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
August 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 25 28 29 31
September 12


The following trailheads have 5 or fewer spaces available on the specified start dates, effective 7/16/2014:

Alta
July 19 28
August 26
September 2 18

Belle Canyon
July 19 20
August 9 11 13
September 2 4 7

Bubbs Creek
July 17 22 27 28 30
August 10 13 15 20 22 31
September 2 14 15

Copper Creek
July 18
August 2 7 15 18
September 1 7 20

Eagle Lake
August 15 23

Franklin Pass
July 21 28
August 4 15 22
September 21

High Sierra Trail
July 17 22
August 6 7 8 12 14 15 16 25 27 28 30 31
September 1 5 14

JO Pass
July 25

Lady Bug
July 27

Lewis Creek
August 3
September 3

Paradise Ridge
September 9

Redwood Canyon
July 18
August 6

Sawtooth Pass
July 26 27 28
August 15 24

Sugarloaf
July 19 28 31
August 9 23

Tar Gap
September 12

Timber Gap
July 24 31
August 4 18 28 30

Twin Lakes
July 20 23
August 1 2 4 9 10 16 23 26 31
September 2 18 26

Woods Creek
July 16 20 29 30 31
August 1 12 15 22 23 24 26 30
September 1 2 3 7 8 15


Did You Know?

Loggers pose in front of a mighty felled sequoia.

Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!