Sequoia Shuttles in 2021
In summer, the Sequoia Shuttle offers free rides in Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas. Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, a limited number of shuttle routes will be in operation at the start of the 2021 season and the number of riders will be restricted to allow for social distancing. More routes may be added and capacity may be increased later this year. Check below for a list of routes that will operate in early summer.
Early Summer Shuttle Schedule
Due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, a limited number of shuttle routes will be in operation at the start of the 2021 season and the number of riders will be restricted to allow for social distancing. Masks are required for all riders. More routes may be added and capacity may be increased later this year.
Giant Forest | Green Route 1 | Free
Departs every 7 minutes from 8:00 am - 6:30 pm.
General Sherman Tree Trails | Orange Route 4 | Free
Departs every 15 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Routes that are Temporarily Out of Service
As the 2021 shuttle season begins, the following routes aren't operating. They may be back later this summer:
Tips for Shuttle Riders
When riding the shuttle, conserve parking by using our larger parking areas at Wolverton and Lodgepole Campground. The parking area at Giant Forest Museum is often full by mid-morning on weekends and holidays.
Before Leaving Your Vehicle
Remove all food and scented items from your car or campsite and store them in a bear-resistant box. Learn about bears and required food storage before you come to the parks.
Signs at each stop provide details about bus times and areas of interest at each stop. Some stops are along a loop, and others have shuttles that travel in different directions. Ask the driver for the time of the last pickup to be sure you make it back to your stop in time.
Walk and Ride
Consider taking the shuttle to your destination and walking back to your vehicle. Walking back ensures that there is no risk of missing the last shuttle of the day.
Pack a small backpack with what you need for the day: park newspaper and map, snacks, water, extra clothing, and money.
Shuttle Riders with Wilderness Permits
If you plan to arrive in Sequoia via shuttle from Visalia, there are NO in-park shuttles or public transportation from Sequoia National Park to Kings Canyon National Parks. If you arrive at Sequoia without a car, it is not possible to reach wilderness trailheads north of Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park, including those in Grant Grove and Cedar Grove. (The Big Trees shuttle, still mentioned on some websites as operating in the Grant Grove area, is no longer in service.)
Winter Holiday Shuttles
Free shuttles may be available in the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas during winter holiday periods, depending on weather and other conditions.
Winter shuttles ONLY operate within Sequoia National Park; there are no shuttles in Kings Canyon National Park.
Last updated: June 9, 2021