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.

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Current Conditions

Check in on current conditions in the parks.

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Road Conditions

Check for current road conditions throughout the parks

A snowy path to the General Sherman Tree. Photo by Kirke Wrench.
Winter Activities

Plan your winter visit to the mountains!

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Winter Driving & Tire Chains

Be prepared for snowy mountain roads! Chains may be required at any time.

Hikers walk among giant sequoias.
Plan a Spring, Summer or Fall Trip

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

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

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

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Explore Sequoia Groves

Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.

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Visit the General Sherman Tree

The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree, measured by volume. Enjoy a short hike to this tree in Giant Forest.

A fire scar at the base of a large giant sequoia is surrounded by other sequoia trees.
Giant Sequoias

Learn about the largest trees in the world, and their relationship to fire and climate.

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 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.

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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.

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

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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: March 20, 2024

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Three Rivers, CA 93271


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