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.

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.

Three people stand outside in a light snowfall with their mouths open catching snowflakes.

Current Conditions

Need-to-knows before you visit the parks.

A man installs chains on his vehicle. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Driving & Tire Chains

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

A family plays in the snow. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Snowplay

Serious snowplay-related injuries happen weekly in winter months. Learn more about how to avoid accidents.

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

Winter Activities

Snow brings huge changes to these parks, including roads, facilities, and activities.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including one that is 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!

A woman skis near giant sequoias.

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Ski and snowshoe trails offer a way to travel through Giant Forest and Grant Grove in winter.

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.

Last updated: November 8, 2022

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Three Rivers , CA 93271

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