Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. 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.
NORTHERN KINGS CANYON
CEDAR GROVE/ROAD'S END: No vehicle access from Highway 180 during the winter (self-issue permits available at Road's End).
GRANT GROVE/ROARING RIVER
LODGEPOLE/WOLVERTON: Crescent Meadow Road and Wolverton Road may be closed due to snow. Wolverton Road will be plowed during weekends and Holidays.
FOOTHILLS: Be aware of poison oak, ticks, and rattlesnakes in these areas.
MINERAL KING: Road closed at the park boudary (about 10 miles from highway 198) until Spring 2014. Inquire at the Foothills Visitor Center for a pass through this first gate. No vehicle access past the second gate (about 17 miles from highway 198). Self-issue permits are available near Atwell Mill and at the Ranger Station.
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?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.