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.

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 group of mature sequoia trees with reddish trunks

Current Conditions

Check this page for current information about what's currently open in the parks.

The Sequoia National Park entrance station

Avoiding Traffic Congestion

Weekends and holidays are busy! Learn how to minimize your wait at park entrance stations.

A ranger at a desk talks with a person. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Wilderness Permits

We're now taking applications for wilderness travel. Wilderness permits available by reservation only, via email.

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.

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Park campgrounds are currently closed. Click here for more detailed information.

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

Lodging

Reservations are highly recommended for lodging.

Last updated: June 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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