Recent winter storms have brought large amounts of snow and rain to these parks. Tire chains may be required for travel.
Road conditions in the Giant Forest and Grant Grove areas are snow-packed and may be icy. Watch for falling branches weighted by heavy snow. Sidewalks and walkways are icy at the elevation of the sequoia groves and we recommend traction devices for shoes.
Snow depths range from 3-7 feet deep in the Giant Forest, Wolverton, and Grant Grove areas. If you visit a snowplay area, stay safe, as there are many sledding injuries here each year. The parks' snowplay areas are accessible by road, but foot access at Wolverton is limited by deep snow.
If you travel here, check weather forecasts before you come, and please drive safely!
Weather is cool and wet in the Foothills area. Recent rains may make creek crossing dangerous. If you're unsure if it's safe to cross, turn back.
Recreation.gov is available to those looking to make campground reservations for the coming months.
Cedar Grove and Mineral King are closed for the season.