Parks Institute Stage 1 Fire Restrictions June 1, 2013
Due to high fire danger, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks. More »
Road Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect minimal construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) through June 2013 on weekdays generally from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. See link for schedule. Call for 24-hour road conditions info: 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia NP (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 new vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
Some Opening/Closing Dates for Services and Facilities May Change – Check Back for Updates
Some opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather or other circumstances. Call 559-565-3341 or send us an email using the "Contact Us" link below the main menu (bottom left, this page).
You May Have Trouble Calling Us. Use the "Contact Us" Link (Bottom Left) to Send an E-mail.
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Winter conditions can occur at anytime. Be prepared by checking weather conditions and going out with good route finding skills and all of the knowledge and equipment you will need to protect yourself in the wilderness.
This website will be updated as trail conditions are reported by visitors and park staff. Conditions may be reported by e-mail using the following link: e-mail us.
During the spring, trail conditions are highly variable. Always be prepared for trails that are wet and muddy, covered with patchy snow and ice, or buried in several inches to several feet of snow. Trails may be obscured by snow. As of 4/24/2013, the snow line is at approximately 8500ft. These conditions could change rapidly.
Use caution at all stream crossings. Spring thawing conditions can result in avalanche danger and stream flows will be very high and swift. Many trails may not be snow-free until mid to late June, and mountain passes until July or later. Snow and ice bridges can also be a problem at this time of year.
NOTE: Several Road Closures are in effect.
NORTHERN KINGS CANYON
CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END
GRANT GROVE/ROARING RIVER
EAST SIDE (INYO NATIONAL FOREST)
Did You Know?
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer more than 850 miles of maintained wilderness trails. Over 723,000 of the parks' acres are officially designated as Wilderness. More...