A Land of Giants

Huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees exemplify the diversity of landscapes, life, and beauty here. Explore these pages to plan your visit or to learn about the plants and animals here and the threats they face. Ancient giant sequoias may seem invincible, but they, too are vulnerable.

Hikers walk among giant sequoias.
Plan Your Trip to the Parks

Looking to plan a spring, summer or fall trip? Start here for general trip planning information.

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The Busy Season in the Parks

Weekends and holidays are busy! Learn how to enjoy your trip to the parks without the chaos.

A tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Learn about camping options throughout the parks. Campgrounds are reservation only and availability is extremely limited in summer months.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

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

Hikers walk on a gravelly trail next to a steep cliff with rugged mountains in the background.
Day Hikes

From quick strolls to all-day adventures, there are day hikes for all levels of ability in the parks.

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 park map

Look here for general park maps, interactive online maps, and regional maps to help you locate and plan a route to these parks.

White dogwood tree blossoms, with giant red trunks of sequoia trees in the background.
Current Conditions

Check in on current conditions in the parks.

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Road Information

See scheduled opening and closing dates for park roads.

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

Learn more about Sequoia Shuttle operations.

Western Pacific Rattlesnake curled in pine needles at base of charred tree.
General Safety

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

A brown dog with a holiday-themed collar on a leash looks to the left.

Wondering if you should bring your four-legged friend on vacation? Read more here...

An elderly man standing up from a wheelchair next to a ranger.

We offer recreational opportunities suited for a wide range of abilities, including exhibits, walking, camping, and shuttle transportation.

A bobcat sits among dry shrubs

From foothills to the tallest peak in the lower 48 states, this remarkable landscape provides diverse and dynamic habitat.

Fire burns in ground vegetation below towering giant sequoia trees.
Giant Sequoias and Fire

Learn more about the role fire plays in giant sequoia groves, and the impacts recent higher severity fires have had on sequoia trees..

Early cars parked in the forest
History & Culture

Explore over a century of history in these parks, and learn about the people who lived here before the parks were established.

Last updated: July 13, 2024

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