Current Conditions



A few days of clear weather have improved road conditions in these parks, but it's currently snowing and raining and we're expecting another winter storm beginning Sunday.

At the elevation of the sequoia groves, very few trails are suitable for hiking on foot. Snowshoes are strongly recommended. Cross-country skiing is difficult because of poor snow conditions and debris on trails. At Wolverton snow-play area, a running stream of water is blocking access to the sledding hill. Roads are still snowy and icy. Tire chains are required in some areas and roads may close if conditions become unsafe.

In the foothills, wildflowers are beginning to appear! Look for fiddlenecks and miners lettuce, and lupines will follow soon. The abundancwe of water is promising an excellent wildflower season. Saturated ground is still impacting road conditions. Beware of rocks, branches, ice, and mud on park highways. Rivers and creeks are high; do not get too close to them.

The National Weather Service offers details at If you come to the parks, be cautious and be prepared.

For a recording on the most current park road conditions, call (559) 565-3341, then press 1, then 1 again.



Winter is a great time to visit these parks, but only if you're prepared. Check forecasts and road conditions before your visit.

Because of the extreme elevation range in these parks, weather conditions vary widely between areas. In summer, the sequoia groves have comfortable temperatures and the foothills are hot and dry. Snow lingers on high-mountain passes well into summer. In fall, some areas close or reduce their hours. Winter brings snow to sequoia groves and rain to the foothills. Be prepared for tire chain requirements. Spring is a great time to hike in the foothills and snow begins to melt at higher elevations.


Tire Chains and Winter Driving

Snow and ice may be on park roads any time from early fall through late spring. It varies from year to year, but it's important to be prepared. Due to constantly changing conditions, please call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for current, 24-hour road status and advisories.

Before you visit, check our winter driving information, which includes a list of locations near park entrances where tire chains can be rented or purchased.


Seasonal Information

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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