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 »
Choose the area where you plan to begin hiking:
Permits issued at the Wilderness Office, near to 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.
Permits issued from Mineral King Ranger Station
Permits issued from Lodgepole Visitor Center
Permits issued from Kings Canyon Visitor Center (in Grant Grove)
Permits issued from 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
Did You Know?
When first set aside, what is now Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were less than one-ninth of their present size. Over the last century, Congress has made seven major additions to the parks — the last being the Mineral King area in 1978.