The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.
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 »
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 »
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
Snowpack measurements in the parks as of April 1 show that there is approximately 47% of the average snowpack in the Kings and San Joaquin River Drainages, 18% in the Kaweah River Drainage, and 38% 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 will open April 24, 2014 for "day use" (the campgrounds and facilities are closed). Self-issue permits are available for backpackers.
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?
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.