Walk to the General Grant Tree in winter on the plowed trail.
Kings Canyon Park - Grant Grove
6600' (2008 m) elevation. Grant Grove is home to the General Grant Tree, where the annual Nation's Christmas Tree Ceremony is held on the second Sunday each December. The Kings Canyon Visitor Center offers exhibits, an orientation movie, first aid, maps, and books. Grant Grove Village offers lodging, restaurant, market, cross-country ski & snow shoe rental, and gift shop. Gasoline is available at Hume Lake 11 miles (18 km) north of Grant Grove. In early November the road to Cedar Grove closes. When there is enough snow accumulation both Big Stump and Columbine Picnic areas are open to snowplay. The Big Stump Entrance Station is temporarily closed please pay entrance fees at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center. Call ahead for latest information 1-559-565-3341.