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. These two 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.

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Campground reservations for 2018 are now available!

Among the clouds.

Current Conditions

Check conditions before you decide to come. Mountain weather changes quickly! Be prepared with the right gear.

Two hikers below giant sequoias

Explore Sequoia Groves

Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including two that are open year-round.

A moonrise over reddish peaks

Backpacking

Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!

A black bear walks along a log. Photo by Donald Quintana.

Bears and Food Storage

Black bears are active year-round in these parks. Storing food properly can help prevent vehicle break-ins.

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.

Trails in Giant Forest offer an up-close view of giant sequoias

Things to Do

There are many ways to explore these parks. Find activities that are best for you!

Last updated: September 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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