• 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-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), 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 dates, effective 8/29/2014:

Bubbs Creek
August 30
September 3

Copper Creek
August 30
September 3

Franklin Pass
August 30
September 7

High Sierra Trail
September 5 6 7 14

Redwood Canyon
August 30

Sawtooth Pass
August 29 30

Sugarloaf
August 30

Twin Lakes
August 30 31

Woods Creek
August 29 30 31
September 2 4 6 12


The following trailheads have 5 or fewer spaces available on the specified dates, effective 8/29/2014:

Alta
August 30
September 2 18

Belle Canyon
August 30
September 1 4 7

Bubbs Creek
September 2 5 6 14 15

Copper Creek
September 1 7 20

Eagle Lake
August 30

Franklin Pass
September 21

Garfield Grove
September 2

High Sierra Trail
August 29 30 31
September 1 21

JO Pass
August 30

Lady Bug
August 30

Lewis Creek
September 3

Paradise Ridge
September 9

Redwood Canyon
August 31

Sawtooth Pass
September 17 19

Tar Gap
September 12

Timber Gap
August 29 30

Twin Lakes
September 2 18 26

Woods Creek
September 1 3 5 7 8 14 15 19


Did You Know?

Col. Charles Young in uniform

In 1903, an African-American served as superintendent of Sequoia National Park, the first to do so in the National Park Service. Colonel Charles Young and his troops played a major part in completing the first wagon road to the Giant Forest, and the Moro Rock Road. A sequoia tree was named for him. More...