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 learn about the plants and animals here and the threats they face. Our ancient giant sequoias may seem invincible, but they, too are vulnerable.

Hikers walk among giant sequoias.
Plan Your Visit

Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.

A man gazes up at a giant sequoia tree.
Current Conditions

Need-to-knows before you visit the parks.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Group of giant sequoias in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park
Giant Sequoias

Learn more about these magnificent trees, and the important role of fire in giant sequoia ecosystems.

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..

A tent on rocky ground
Campground Reservations

Make camping reservations at Recreation.gov. Availability may be affected by COVID guidelines.

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.

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...

A bright orange California newt sits on a granite rock.
Watching Wildlife

These parks host a diversity of life across a range of elevations. Learn more about what you can see and how to watch wildlife safely.

The Sequoia National Park entrance station
Avoiding Traffic Congestion

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

Last updated: June 7, 2023

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