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 »
This website will be updated as trail conditions are reported by visitors and park staff. Reports are limited or may be unavailable in the winter months. Conditions may be reported by e-mail using the following link: e-mail us
Snowpack measurements made in the parks as of May 5 show that there is approximately 29% of the average snowpack in the Kings and San Joaquin River Drainages, 6% in the Kaweah River Drainage, and 14% in the Kern River Drainage. Snowpack data are available at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/
NORTHERN KINGS CANYON
CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END: Highway 180 - NO WATER AVAILABLE AT PERMIT STATION
GRANT GROVE/ROARING RIVER
LODGEPOLE/WOLVERTON/Crescent Meadow Road
FOOTHILLS: Be aware of poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes in these areas.
EAST SIDE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST) For further information on the following trails, contact the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Office at 760-873-2400.
Did You Know?
The mid-elevation Sierra coniferous forest supports a remarkable diversity of tree species. Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix, forming one of the most extensive stands of old-growth coniferous forest remaining in the world. More...