Let Sequoia and Kings Canyon trails introduce you to the varied ecosystem of the Sierra Nevada. Begin your trip with a walk through the largest living oraganisms on earth; wind through sheer cliffs, over rocky passes, and down tumbling river canyons.
You can start planning your trip by familiarizing yourself with the Parks' many trails. No matter where you go, this land will surprise and invigorate you. Go forth! Wilderness awaits!
Maps and Trail Guides
Maps and trail guides to help you plan your hike are available at park visitor centers and through the Sequoia Natural History Association Bookstore. For more information on trails and wilderness permits, visit our day hiking and overnight trips pages.
Choose the area where you plan to begin hiking:
Wilderness permits for overnight hikes in the foothills and South Fork areas are issued at the Wilderness Office, near the Foothills Visitor Center.
Garfield Grove Trail (from South Fork Campground): Steady climb. Good early season trail. Giant sequoias then on to Hockett Meadow. Watch for ticks, poison oak, rattlesnakes. Popular horse trail. First campsite - Garfield Grove (4 miles). Daily Quota = 15 people.
Wilderness permits for overnight hikes in the Mineral King area are issued at Mineral King Ranger Station.
Wilderness permits for overnight hikes along the following trails are issued from Lodgepole Visitor Center:
Wilderness permits for overnight hikes along the following trails are issued from Kings Canyon Visitor Center (in Grant Grove).
Wilderness permits for overnight hikes beginning in Cedar Grove are issued at Road's End Permit Station.
Permits issued by Sequoia National Forest:
Permits issued by Sierra National Forest:
Permits issued by Inyo National Forest, White Mountain Ranger District
Permits issued by Inyo National Forest, Mt. Whitney Ranger District: