Current Road Conditions
Weather and chain control advisories can change rapidly, often multiple times per day. For the most up-to-date 24-hour road conditions and advisories, please call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1).
Length Limits on Park Roads
Because roads in these parks can be narrow and curvy, length limits and advisories are in place on some roads. If you drive an RV or a vehicle with a trailer, check advisories before you visit.
General and Seasonal Information about Park Roads
Generals Highway from Sequoia Entrance to Lodgepole
This main highway is closed occasionally during and after snowstorms for plowing. Vehicle length restrictions are in place between Foothills Visitor Center and Giant Forest Museum.
Generals Highway from Lodgepole to Grant Grove
This road connects Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and is closed occasionally during and after snowstorms for plowing.
Highway 180 from Grant Grove to Cedar Grove
This road is currently closed due to the Rough Fire. In winter, Highway 180 is closed 6 miles east of Grant Grove Village. (During this time, Hume Lake is still accessible via Highway 180.) The road generally reopens in April. Much of this highway is in Sequoia National Forest, and national forest road updates are available online or by calling (800) 427-7623.
Mineral King Road
This road is very narrow and curvy and the upper portion is partially unpaved. It closes in winter and spring. In 2015, it will be open from May 20 - October 26, weather permitting. RVs and trailers are not recommended.
Crystal Cave Road
This road is open only when Crystal Cave is open for tours. In 2015, the road is scheduled to be open from May 9 to November 29, though it may close sporadically if the cave closes. The schedule may change depending on weather and other conditions.
Moro Rock/Crescent Meadow Road
This road is generally open from late May to early November, depending on snow levels. During summer shuttle operations (May 21 - September 27, 2015) the road is closed to private vehicles on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am through the late afternoon.The schedules may change depending on weather conditions.
This road is generally open through winter.
South Fork Road
This road is open year-round and ends at South Fork Campground and Ladybug Trailhead. The junction with Highway 198 is in the town of Three Rivers, about 6 miles south of the Sequoia park entrance. The road is partially unpaved and may be slippery when wet.
Panoramic Point Road
This road leads from Kings Canyon Visitor Center to Panoramic Point, a short and easy trail to a viewpoint with wide views of wilderness lands. To access the road, continue past the visitor center and turn right just before John Muir Lodge. The road is narrow and ARVs and trailers are not permitted. It closes with snow and opens in soring when snow melts.
Redwood Mountain Road
This unpaved road leads from the Generals Highway to Redwood Mountain Trailhead. It closes with snow and reopens in spring when snow has melted. The junction with the Generals Highway is opposite Quail Flat.
Hume Lake/Tenmile Road (Sequoia National Forest)
Two roads lead from Highway 180 to Hume Lake, one from Princess Campground and one from Quail Flat. Both are currently closed due to the Rough Fire. The road from Princess Campground is usually open all year. The road to Hume Lake from Quail Flat closes with snow and reopens in spring when snow has melted.
Big Meadows Road (Sequoia National Forest)
This road leads to campgrounds, trailheads, and a pack station. It is currently closed due to the Rough Fire. It usually closes with snow and is not plowed. It reopens in spring when snow melts.