• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 »


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Children building a snowman
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Prohibited areas and safety
Snowplay is prohibited in residential areas, the Grant Tree Trail area, the Sherman Tree Road, and other areas as signed. Please be safe and considerate of others as you play in the snow.

7,250 ft. (2,160 m) elevation. An open area with sledding hills two miles (3.2 km) north of the General Sherman Tree. After snowstorms, it may take several hours before plows can get the area open for the day. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent and snowplay gear is for sale at Wuksachi Lodge.

Grant Grove
6,600 ft. (2,000 m) elevation. Big Stump and Columbine are in the Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. On nearby National Forest land are the Big Meadows, Quail Flat and Cherry Gap areas. Cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rent and snowplay gear is for sale at the Grant Grove Market.

Map showing locations of park snowplay areas
Map showing locations of park snowplay areas
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Did You Know?

Toppled sequoia tree.

Sequoias get so large because they grow fast over a long lifetime. They live so long because they are resistant to many insects and diseases, and because they can survive most fires. Sequoias do have a weakness — a shallow root system. The main cause of death among mature sequoias is toppling.