Park Shuttles

A large shuttle bus in Giant Forest

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*Shuttle information is subject to change, please check this page for future updates.

Free Shuttle Service in Sequoia National Park

Shuttle service for the 2022 summer season ended on September 11, 2022. Please see below for details about winter holiday shuttle service. The 2023 shuttle schedule will be posted at a later date.

When riding the shuttle, conserve parking by using our larger parking areas at Wolverton and Lodgepole Campground. The parking area at the Giant Forest Museum is usually full by mid-morning on weekends and holidays. Shuttles ONLY operate within Sequoia National Park; there are no shuttles in Kings Canyon National Park.

 
A map showing the route of the winter holiday shuttle, with stops at major facilities in the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas.

Winter Holiday Shuttle

Free shuttles may be available in the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas during winter holiday periods, depending on weather and other conditions. All buses accommodate wheelchairs and bicycles. Restrooms are available at all stops.

2022 Holiday Shuttle Schedule:

  • November 24-27 (Thanksgiving weekend)
  • December 23 - January 1

Shuttles typically run every 15 minutes.

Please be patient with shuttle drivers and park staff if lines are long.


*Routes are subject to change throughout the holiday season.

 

 

*Shuttle information is subject to change, please check this page for future updates.

Tips for Shuttle Riders

Parking

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 aone of the many bear-resistant food storage boxes. Learn about bears and required food storage before you come to the parks.

Masks Currently Optional

Masks may be required on park shuttles, depending on current regulations. Please check signage at shuttle stops. These requirements are based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool. When nearby counties are at low-medium risk, masks are optional when riding shuttles.

Shuttle Stops

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.

Plan Ahead

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.)

Last updated: October 17, 2022

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