These parks offer a wide range of activities in diverse landscapes in any season. Whether you prefer an 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.
Explore Sequoia Groves
Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.
Climb Moro Rock
A stone stairway ends at the top of Moro Rock's granite dome. Enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and wilderness to the east.
Visit the General Grant Tree
You can hike a 1/3-mile (05. km) paved loop trail to see this tree and other named trees in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park.
Get out and explore! Wander through sequoia groves, look deep into wilderness, or experience wildlife.
Learn more about how scientists study park soundscapes to characterize biodiversity.
Look for picnic areas throughout the parks. Protect bears and other wildlife by storing food safely, even while you're eating.
Drives and Viewpoints
Explore our mountain landscapes along the Generals Highway and the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.
Stop by our visitor centers and museums to explore exhibits, get trip-planning information, and shop in our park stores.
More than 200 species of birds nest, stopover during migration, or live year-round in these parks. Photo by Gary Lindquist.
Avoiding Traffic Congestion
Weekends and holidays are busy! Learn how to minimize your wait at park entrance stations.
Last updated: May 26, 2022