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.
Ride the Sequoia Shuttle on Highway 198 from Visalia and Three Rivers to Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest, or take the Big Trees Shuttle from Fresno or Sanger up Highway 180 to Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. Shuttles run daily from late May into September. The round-trip ride costs $15 per person, and includes the park entrance fee.
When you arrive in the parks, transfer to free in-park shuttles that travel to visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, and park features in each area. The shuttles do not connect within the parks.
Sequoia Shuttle (Sequoia National Park)
Visalia Route - $15 round trip
In-park Shuttle - free
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
Big Trees Shuttle (Kings Canyon National Park)
Grant Grove Loop - free
Fresno/Sanger Route - $15 round trip
Tips for Shuttle Riders
In Grant Grove, large parking areas include Big Stump Picnic Area, General Grant Tree, John Muir Lodge, and Azalea, Cold Spring, or Sunset Campground. The Grant Tree parking and Grant Grove Village are very congested on weekends and holidays.
Winter Holiday Shuttle
Winter shuttles usually run during winter holiday periods. In 2015, shuttles were in service during Thanksgiving weekend and in late December. Winter shuttle schedules and routes are announced each fall.