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.

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 mule deer stands alertly in a sequoia grove with fallen trees in the background

Current Conditions

Need-to-knows before you visit the parks.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

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

A tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Camping

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

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.

People around a campfire

Fire Restrictions

Campfires may be prohibited when fire danger is extreme.

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.

Last updated: May 26, 2022

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