• 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 »

  • 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 »

Road Conditions

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

 

Road Construction Delays

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.

Road Construction Flyer for July 7-18, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)

 

Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.

 

Length Limits and Advisories

For 24-hour road conditions and advisories please call
559-565-3341 (press 1, 1).

For general schedules of road closures, see Road Status below Road Improvements.


 

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE
Check the most recent news release for road construction updates, schedules, and delays.

Be sure to check bulletin boards for updates and details. We appreciate your patience while we work to improve park roads.

Parkwide Chip Sealing

Summer 2014

Expect short, intermittent delays.
Some one-way roads may be closed.


 

ROAD STATUS
Due to constantly changing conditions, please call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for the 24-hour road status and advisories.

Generals Highway (Foothills to Lodgepole)

Current status: OPEN
Closed occasionally during and after snowstorms for plowing. Chains may be required for all vehicles. See Vehicle Restrictions for more information.

Generals Highway "The Road Between the Parks" (Lodgepole to Grant Grove)

Current status: OPEN
Closes occasionally during and after snowstorms for plowing. Chains may be required for all vehicles.

Highway 180 (Grant Grove to Cedar Grove)

Current status: OPEN
Closed in winter beyond Hume Lake.
Chains may be required for all vehicles on open roadways.

Cedar Grove Open with Limited Services:
12 noon on Apr. 24 through 12 noon on May 21, 2014, and 12 noon on Oct. 15 through 12 noon on Nov. 15, 2014 - All campgrounds, lodge, market, showers and laundry closed during this time, except one loop open in Sentinel Campground.

All Services and Facilities Open in Cedar Grove:
12 noon on May 21 through 12 noon on Oct. 15, 2014


CalTrans will close Hwy 180 to Cedar Grove at 12 noon on Nov. 15, 2014, weather dependent.

Visit Information about Highway 180 outside Kings Canyon or call CalTrans at 800-427-7623 for current road status.

Mineral King Road (Sequoia National Park)

Current Status: OPEN
Closed in winter and spring. Open May 21 - Oct. 27, 2014, weather permitting. Partially unpaved. RVs and trailers not recommended.

Crystal Cave Road (Sequoia National Park)

Current status: OPEN
Planned opening for 2014 cave tour season on May 10 - Oct. 14, 2014, weather permitting. Closes with snow. May operate earlier and/or later if weather allows.

Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road (Sequoia National Park)

Current status: OPEN
Generally closed in winter and spring
. May close with new snow.
Planned opening from May - 21 November 12, 2014, weather permitting. May open earlier or remain open later if weather conditions allow.

During shuttle operations: (May 22 - September 1, 2014) road is closed to private vehicles on weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. through late afternoon.

Wolverton Road (Sequoia National Park)

Current status: OPEN
Parking and snow-play areas will be open Friday-Sunday, Wednesday, and on holidays for 2013-14 winter recreation activities, and access to Pear Lake Ski Hut. If road is passable and safe for travel without plowing it will remain open during the week.

Hume Lake/Tenmile Road (Sequoia National Forest)

From Princess Campground on Highway 180 to Hume Lake (3 miles):
Open year-round. Chains may be required.

From Hume Lake to the Generals Highway at Quail Flat
(7 miles):
Closes with snow. Not plowed in winter. Accessible when snow melts.

Big Meadows Road (Turn off the Generals Highway between Quail Flat and Monticeto Resort in Sequoia National Forest).

Current status: OPEN
Closed in winter and spring.
Opens with snowmelt.

Redwood Mountain Road (Kings Canyon National Park)

Current status: OPEN
Turn off the Generals Highway opposite Quail Flat. Unpaved. Closed in winter and spring with snow. Not plowed.
Opens with spring snowmelt.

Panoramic Point Road (Kings Canyon National Park)

Current status: OPEN
Turn off by the John Muir Lodge in Grant Grove. No trailers or motorhomes. Closed in winter and spring with snow.

South Fork Road (Sequoia National Park)

Open year-round.
Turn off Highway 198 in Three Rivers approximately 6 miles south of the Ash Mountain Entrance. Partially unpaved; s
lippery when wet.

Did You Know?

Black bear on tree trunk.

Picnic areas are a major source of problem bears. Bears quickly lose their fear of humans when allowed access to our food. They wind up dead, hit by cars or shot because they threaten people. Store all food immediately on arrival, stay close to food at tables, and put all trash in bearproof cans!