Panoramic Point Overlook
Open seasonally, Panoramic Point has a 0.5-mile (0.8 km) paved, moderately-steep trail leads to views of Hume Lake and Sierra Nevada wilderness. The trail has a 75-foot (23 m) elevation gain, with a 6.5% average grade and a top grade of 8.5%. Start at the southeast end of the parking lot and take a left turn at the fork to reach the viewpoint, where there are benches and outdoor exhibits. Turn back to the parking lot, or continue up the steeper trail for an additional viewpoint and a loop path back to the parking lot.
Grant Tree Trail
This 0.3-mile (0.5 km) trail winds through a sequoia grove, passing a historic cabin and the General Grant Tree, the world’s second-largest tree. The trail also features tactile information panels, with raised illustrations and Braille text. While paved, the trail has steep sections and is not designated as wheelchair-accessible. A separate short trail that leads around the General Grant Tree includes stairs, but can be bypassed to complete the loop. Benches are placed at pullouts along the trail. The historic Gamlin Cabin has a raised threshold at its entry, although the interior is visible from the trail.
At Kings Canyon Visitor Center, immerse yourself in the diverse soundscapes of the parks, from birds calling in the grassy foothills to bighorn sheep clashing in the high mountains. This accessible exhibit features high-quality audio paired with open-captioned video.
Other Experiences and Activities
Facilities and Services
Kings Canyon Visitor Center
Accessible restrooms are available outside the visitor center and also in the village restaurant. Outside the visitor center, you’ll also find a lowered pay phone, water fountains, a water bottle filling station, and benches. Kings Canyon Visitor Center features barrier-free access to educational exhibits, films, information, and a park store. Rangers provide information at low and standing
Site 30 is designated accessible. It is relatively level with a tent pad and firm and stable surfaces. The site features an accessible parking space, an extended picnic table, a raised fire ring, and connects to the fee station and accessible restroom via the flat, paved campground road.
Crystal Springs Campground
Group site F is designated as accessible for people with limited mobility. It includes an extended picnic table and an accessible
Sites 26 and 116 are accessible and feature a paved accessible parking space, a level tent pad, raised grill, and accessible
Amphitheaters (open seasonally)
Assisted listening system devices are available for ranger programs held at the amphitheater.
Near Sunset Campground, this amphitheater is just south of Grant Grove Village on Highway 180. A wide, paved, gently-sloped route leads from an unmarked, paved parking lot to the amphitheater. The nearest accessible restrooms are located at the visitor center or near campsite 26. The amphitheater features backless benches with companion seating available at the ends. All seating is on a moderate slope.
Picnic Areas (open seasonally)
Last updated: April 14, 2020