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    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 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 7/25/2014:

Alta
August 2 3 4 5 16 26

Bubbs Creek
July 29 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 15 16 20 21 28 29 30
September 3

Copper Creek
August 3 11 16 17
September 3

Franklin Pass
August 3 30

High Sierra Trail
July 25 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 17 18 20 23 24 30
September 6 7 14

Redwood Canyon
August 5 9

Sawtooth Pass
July 30
August 2 3 22 29 30

Sugarloaf
August 2 30

Timber Gap
August 3 22

Twin Lakes
August 3

Woods Creek
July 25 27 28 29 31
August 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 25 28 29 31
September 1 2 12

The following trailheads have 5 or fewer spaces available on the specified start dates, effective 7/25/2014:

Alta
July 28
August 1 13
September 2 18

Belle Canyon
July 31
August 9 11 12
September 1 4 7

Bubbs Creek
July 26 27 28 30
August 10 13 22 23 31
September 2 14 15

Copper Creek
August 2 7 8 9 15 18
September 1 7 20

Eagle Lake
August 15 23

Franklin Pass
July 26 28
August 4 9 15 22
September 21

High Sierra Trail
July 26
August 8 12 14 15 16 19 22 25 26 27 28 31
September 1 5

JO Pass
July 25
August 7

Lady Bug
August 30

Lewis Creek
August 3
September 3

Paradise Ridge
September 9

Redwood Canyon
August 6

Sawtooth Pass
July 26 27 28
August 1 14 15 24
September 19

Sugarloaf
July 28 31
August 9 23

Tar Gap
September 12

Timber Gap
July 31
August 4 18 28 29 30

Twin Lakes
August 1 2 4 9 10 15 16 23 26 31
September 2 18 26

Woods Creek
July 26 30
August 1 12 15 22 24 26 30
September 3 7 8 15


Did You Know?

Black bear.

Not all American black bears are black! Colors also include chocolate, brown, cinnamon, and even blonde. When you see a brown-colored bear in Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks, you are seeing a black bear, not a grizzly. Although a grizzly is on the state flag, none remain in the wilds of California.