• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 »


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Upper Davis Lake and Mt. Goodard
Upper Davis Lake and Mt. Goddard
Richard Thiel

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks encompass hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine High Sierra country, of which is nearly 97% designated wilderness. It is the duty of these parks to preserve and protect these natural lands while providing opportunities for appreciation of the solitude and primitive experience it offers. Select a topic below to learn more about wilderness and wilderness recreation and regulations.


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Important Links

Wilderness Permit Reservation Application

Trail Descriptions

Trailhead Availability

Trail Conditions

Wilderness Trip Planner



Learn more about Wilderness Stewardship from the National Park Service and partnering organizations.

Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Sequoia and King's Canyon parks are in the process of developing a new Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Learn more about the planning process and how you can be involved.




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Did You Know?

Map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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.