Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »
Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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 »
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 »
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?
After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.