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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

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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 »

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    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 »

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Trail Conditions

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 data available at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/

Climbing Mt. Langley?

 
 

CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Lewis Creek/Kennedy Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Copper Creek/Granite Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Woods Creek and Bubbs Creek/Glen Pass

(Rae Lakes Loop)

10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.
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GRANT GROVE/JENNIE LAKES WILDERNESS AREA

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
JO Pass 10/2

no report

BelleCanyon /Seville/Ranger/Lost Lakes 10/2 No report
Redwood Canyon 10/2

Creek is mostly dry.

Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River 10/2 No report
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LODGEPOLE/WOLVERTON/CRESCENT MEADOW

Trail/Destination

Date Conditions
Twin Lakes Trail

10/2 No report.
Alta Trail

10/2 Creeks are flowing.

Pear Lake Trail

*Winter: Reservations are required at the Pear Lake Hut.

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10/2

No report.

High Sierra Trail



10/2

Panther, Mehrten, and Buck Creeks flowing.

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FOOTHILLS: Be aware of poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes in these areas.

Trail/Destination Date Conditions

Middle Fork Trail 10/2 No report

Garfield Grove Trail (S. Fork Rd)
10/2 No report

Ladybug Trail (S. Fork Rd.)

10/2

No report



Lower Colony Mill Trail (N. Fork Rd.)

10/2 No report
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MINERAL KING/KERN CANYON

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Paradise Ridge Trail 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Timber Gap 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Tar Gap 10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.
Sawtooth 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Franklin Lakes/Franklin Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Farewell Gap 10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.
White Chief/Eagle Lake/Mosquito Lakes 10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.
Atwell/Hockett Trail 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

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SIERRA CREST/EAST SIDE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST) For further information on trails starting east of the Sierra Nevada, contact the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center at 760-876-6222 or the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Office (760) 873-2483

Trail/Destination Date Conditions
Bishop Pass 10/2 Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Piute Pass

10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Taboose Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Sawmill Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Baxter Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

This trail is extremely difficult to follow due to damage caused by fire and flash floods in previous years. It is not recommended for most hikers.

Kearsarge Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Shepherd Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

ADVISORY Not stock passable. A flash flood has created several gullies 20-30 ft. deep with near-vertical faces along the trail between Mahogany Flat and the Pothole on the east side (Inyo NF) side of Shepherd Pass. Symmes Creek near the eastern end of the trail is also scoured out...in places up to 50-60 ft wide and 20 ft deep. Hikers attempting to cross the gullies are at risk of dislodging rocks and causing severe injuries.

Mount Whitney Trail 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Old Army Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

See information about climbing Mt. Langley at top of page.

New Army Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

Cottonwood Pass 10/2

Expect snow above 10,000 ft.

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New Army Pass
New Army Pass
Photo by N. Ver

Did You Know?

Thermometer shows temperature of 100 degrees.

The record high temperature in the foothills of Sequoia National Park is 118 degrees F, reached in July, 2007. Three times in the last decade it has hit 114 degrees. Is this one sign of global warming?