A Land of Giants

This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity—huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. The parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.

A man walks near giant sequoias. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Plan Your Visit

Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.

A man installs chains on his vehicle. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Driving & Tire Chains

Be prepared for snowy mountain roads! Chains may be required at any time.

A trail and bench near a meadow with golden grasses

Current Conditions

Check this page for seasonal updates and details about what to expect at different elevations and locations.

A snowy path to the General Sherman Tree. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Activities

Snow brings huge changes to these parks, including roads, facilities, and activities.

A picnic table, fire ring, and metal food-storage box in a forest

Campgrounds

Check here for details to help you plan your camping trip.

A rustic-styled lodge with light snow on the ground. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Lodging

Reservations are highly recommended for lodging.

Two sequoia trunks are in front of mountains. A black bar covers the top, with a NPS arrowhead

Sequoia and Kings Canyon App

The official Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks app can guide you around the parks, no cell service needed.

A mule deer, standing in a field of grass and flowers, looks at the camera

Watching Wildlife

Keep yourself and park animals safe with these tips for watching wildlife.

A hiker carries a tot in a backpack. Photo by Katie Kenig.

Day Hiking

Get out and explore! Wander through sequoia groves, look deep into wilderness, or experience wildlife.

Zumwalt Meadow lies along the floor of the spectacular Kings Canyon in Cedar Grove.

Places to Go

There's a huge range of elevations and landscapes here, and each offers a different park experience.

Panoramic views from the top of Moro Rock

General Safety

Whether you trek into wilderness or stay close to your car, review tips on staying safe in these parks.

A metal food storage box is provided at each campsite.

Store Food to Protect Wildlife

Bears are active day and night. When camping or picnicking, all food, trash, and any item with a scent must be stored in food-storage boxes.

Last updated: November 23, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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