Things To Do

These parks offer a wide range of activities in diverse landscapes. 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.

 
A woman stands on a trail near two sequoias

Exploring Giant Sequoia Groves

In both Sequoia and Kings Canyon, you can wander through groves of the largest trees on Earth. Trails range from easy to strenuous. Some are paved and fully accessible.

 
People along a trail are dwarfed by a giant sequoia

Day Hiking

Get out and explore! Hundreds of miles of trails offer opportunities to wander through sequoia groves, look deep into wilderness, or experience wildlife. Choose trails from easy to strenuous, including paved trails good for wheelchairs and strollers.

 
Men hike along a trail through alpine peaks

Overnight Wilderness Trips

The designated wilderness in these parks offers a chance to immerse yourself in the natural world. Plan your trip today!

 
 
A ranger points as she walks with a group

Ranger-led Programs

Interested in learning more about the parks? Join a ranger for a free walk, talk, or evening program. Our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy, offers activities and programs, too.

 
giant forest museum

Visitor Centers & Museums

Stop by our visitor centers to enjoy exhibits, get help with trip-planning at the information desk, or browse park bookstores.

 
An outdoor exhibit at Amphitheater Point

Drives & Viewpoints

The Generals Highway (runs between Sequoia and King Canyon parks) and the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (runs along Highway 180) pass through an impressive range of elevations. Stop at overlooks to see roadside exhibits and learn more about these parks.

 
Crystal Cave's spiderweb gate

Crystal Cave Tours

Explore the underground world of Sequoia! A Crystal Cave tour takes you deep into a marble cave with stalactites, curtains, and other formations. Purchase tickets online at least 48 hours in advance, and bring a jacket! Offered from spring to fall.

 
A child carries a sledding tube up a snowy hill

Snowplay

When snow falls, bring your kids to one of our three snowplay areas, but be safe! Snowplay injuries are common in these parks.

 
A woman skis near the trunk of a giant sequoia

Skiing & Snowshoeing

During snowy winters, explore our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Bring your own equipment or rent it at park lodges. When conditions are good, rangers may lead snowshoe walks on weekends and holidays.

 
Two kids work on junior ranger activities

Junior Ranger Program

Kids of all ages (even adults) can earn a badge by completing activities in our Junior Ranger book! Ask for a free activity book at any visitor center.

 
A picnic table shelter at Big Stump Picnic Area

Picnicking

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

 
Two women travel through the forest on horseback

Horseback Riding

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

 
A calm section of the Kings River

Rivers

The rivers in these parks are powerful and cold, and drowning is the most frequent cause of death here. Please -- learn more about river safety before your visit.

 
A climber clings to a steep granite face

Rock Climbing

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

A large granite dome
Moro Rock as seen from Hospital Rock Picnic Area

Climb Moro Rock

A stone and concrete stairway leads to the top of Moro Rock, a granite dome that towers over the Generals Highway. From the top, enjoy sweeping views of the hills below and the wilderness to the east.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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