Winter Holiday Shuttles
Winter shuttles usually run during winter holiday periods, including Thanksgiving weekend and late December.
Summer shuttles let you sightsee as you travel from the San Joaquin Valley to these parks. They also reduce air pollution by reducing the number of cars on the road, and save you from a search for parking. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Summer shuttles are usually in service from late May through early to mid-September.
**There is not an in-park shuttle that connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and there is no shuttle system in Grant Grove or Cedar Grove of Kings Canyon National Park.
Sequoia Shuttle (Sequoia National Park)
Visalia Route - $15 round trip
Free In-park Shuttle
Giant Forest | Green Route 1 | Free
Departs daily every half hour, starting at 8:00 am and 8:30 am, then every 15 minutes from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Stops include:
Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow | Gray Route 2 | Free
Lodgepole/ Wuksachi | Purple Route 3 | Free
General Sherman Tree Trails | Orange Route 4 | Free
Shuttle From Visalia to Giant Forest
This round trip is $15 and includes the park entrance fee. Shuttles pick up riders at Visalia hotels beginning at 6:00 am or in Three Rivers at the Comfort Inn and the Three Rivers Museum beginning at 6:55 am. The Return trips start at 2:30 pm, with the last trip at 6:30 pm.
Please note that shuttles can only pick up riders at designated stops, and it's not possible to board the shuttle at the Foothills Visitor Center.
Reservations are required. Call 877-BUS-HIKE or make reservations online through the City of Visalia's Sequoia Shuttle reservation system.
Tips for Shuttle Riders
If you plan to arrive via shuttle from Visalia, there are NO in-park shuttles or public transportation between Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. If you arrive to Sequoia without a car, it is not possible to reach backcountry trailheads in Grant Grove or Cedar Grove.