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 Land of Giants
Plan Your Visit
Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.
Campground reservations for 2018 are now available!
Check conditions before you decide to come. Mountain weather changes quickly! Be prepared with the right gear.
Explore Sequoia Groves
Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.
Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including two that are open year-round.
Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!
Last updated: December 1, 2017