Auto Log

A wooden sign in front of a fallen sequoia log
Vehicles can no longer drive on the Auto Log.

Quick Facts
Located along the Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow Road

Bus/Shuttle Stop, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Once you could drive a car onto this fallen giant, but rot in the log put an end to the tradition. As you walk on Auto Log, consider that massive sequoia trees dwarf modern vehicles and can support their weight. Be sure to read see the wayside exhibit here about the nearby Booker T. Washington and Colonel Charles Young trees, named for two giants in human history.

Services and Parking

In summer, shuttles may stop here. Otherwise, park at the lot at the log, or walk to it on the Moro Rock Trail, which parallels Moro Rock Road, or on other trails nearby.

In summer, the closest restrooms are at Giant Forest Museum or Moro Rock; another is at Crescent Meadow. Starting in late fall, restrooms on this road are closed.

Winter Access

To access this area in winter, you will need to hike, snowshoe, or ski into the area.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Last updated: December 7, 2021