Things To Do

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer a wide range of activities in diverse landscapes in any season. Whether you prefer a short stroll or a week in the wilderness, a quiet sunset or a roaring river, adventure awaits you here.

Whatever activities you choose, come prepared. Weather varies widely at different elevations, and storms can happen at any time of year. Read safety information before you visit.

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 tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Learn about camping options throughout the parks. Campgrounds are reservation only and availability is extremely limited in summer months.

Hikers climb an alpine trail toward Franklin Lakes
Overnight Backpacking

Experience the solitude and challenge of the Sierra Nevada's wild landscapes.

A picnic table with a shade structure. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Look for picnic areas throughout the parks. Protect bears and other wildlife by storing food safely, even while you're eating.

A hiker carries a tot in a backpack. Photo by Katie Kenig.
Day Hiking

Get out and explore! Wander through sequoia groves, look deep into wilderness, or experience wildlife.

Two people at Amphitheater Point. Photo by Kirke Wrench.
Drives and Viewpoints

Explore our mountain landscapes along the Generals Highway and the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

A mule deer, standing in a field of grass and flowers, looks at the camera
Watching Wildlife

Keep yourself and park animals safe with these tips for watching wildlife.

A person perched on a rock fishes in a park river twenty feet below.

Take a moment to explore our fishing information and learn your responsibilities before casting a line into the water.

A woman on a horse in a high Sierra canyon
Horseback Riding

Whether you bring your own stock or use one of the pack stations in these parks, a trip on horseback is a great way to see the parks.

A climber ascends a steep wall. Photo by Daniel Jeffcoach.
Rock Climbing

Granite cliffs and domes provide excellent opportunities for climbing in these parks. Climb on and stay safe!

A person pushing another person in a wheelchair pauses a moment on a snowy trail.

We offer recreational opportunities suited for a wide range of abilities, including exhibits, walking, camping, and shuttle transportation.

Exhibits in Giant Forest Museum
Visitor Centers

Stop by our visitor centers and museums to explore exhibits, get trip-planning information, and shop in our park stores.

A park ranger speaks to a group of children, one of whom has their hand raised.
Ranger Programs

Find out what free, open-to-the-public ranger programs will be available during your visit!

Last updated: May 22, 2024

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


559 565-3341

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