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.

A tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Camping

Learn about camping options throughout the parks and vehicle length limits on roads.

Among the clouds.

Current Conditions

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

A Sequoia Shuttle large bus. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Sequoia Shuttle

Trips inside the park are free, but you'll want to make reservations for trips from Visalia and Three Rivers.

A moonrise over reddish peaks

Backpacking

Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!

The High Sierra Trail winds along a granite cliff

Places to Go

There are five main areas of the parks to stay and explore. Find out which area is best for your trip!

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.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

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

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: June 3, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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