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Welcome to the Land of Giants!

After a year of unprecedented changes due to the pandemic, impacts from the KNP Complex Wildfire are once again changing the way that people visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. New challenges include a large number of hazard trees and erosion along roadways, complicated by rugged terrain and the oncoming winter. But many of our closed areas are now open or will open soon.  

In Sequoia National Park, you’ll travel through many areas that burned. Much-needed precipitation is already helping chaparral and oak woodland landscapes to recover, and new growth of vegetation is turning hillsides green. In the Giant Forest and Lodgepole, our trail crews have repaired trails that were impacted by the fire.

In Kings Canyon National Park, Grant Grove and Cedar Grove escaped the fire, though there are burned landscapes just south of Grant Grove. 

Wherever you decide to visit, you'll experience one of the finest and wildest areas of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. 

Check our Current Conditions page for more information to help you plan your trip.

 

General Trip Planning Information

  • 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!

  • Zumwalt Meadow lies along the floor of the spectacular Kings Canyon in Cedar Grove.

    Places to Go

    There are five main areas of the parks to stay and explore. Find out which areas are best for your trip!

  • Wuksachi Lodge in summer

    Where to Eat & Sleep

    Learn about camping, hotels, cabins, and dining options. Find markets and gift shops.

  • Three smartphones with screens showing app features

    NPS Mobile App

    The official National Park Service app can guide you around the parks, no cell service needed.

  • A mule deer stands alertly in a sequoia grove with fallen trees in the background
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    Current Conditions

    Need-to-knows before you visit the parks.

  • A park map

    Maps

    Look here for general park maps, interactive online maps, and regional maps to help you locate and plan a route to these parks.

 

Park Highlights

  • 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.

  • A bright orange California newt sits on a granite rock.

    Watching Wildlife

    These parks host a diversity of life across a range of elevations. Learn more about what you can see and how to watch wildlife safely.

  • Steps carved into rock and a handrail are pictured right, with mountain viewsheds in left background

    Climb Moro Rock

    A stone stairway ends at the top of Moro Rock's granite dome. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and wilderness to the east.

 

Day Hikes and Backpacking

  • A moonrise over reddish peaks

    Backpacking

    Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!

  • Hikers walk on a gravelly trail next to a steep cliff with rugged mountains in the background.

    Day Hikes

    From quick strolls to all-day adventures, there are day hikes for all levels of ability in the parks.

  • A ranger at a desk talks with a person. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

    Wilderness Permits

    Information about wilderness permits that are required for overnight hiking trips

 

Protect Yourself, Keep Wildlife Wild

  • Western Pacific Rattlesnake curled in pine needles at base of charred tree.

    General Safety

    Whether you trek into wilderness or stay close to your car, review tips on staying safe in these parks.

  • 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.

Last updated: May 26, 2022

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