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.

Spring plants sprout in a meadow. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Current Conditions

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

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Learn more about the parks' 14 campgrounds and choose one that's right for you.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

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

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.

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.

Last updated: May 30, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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