Things To Do

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.

A ranger leads a group through a doorway carved from a sequoia log

Ranger Programs

Want to learn more about these parks? Join a ranger for a walk, talk, demonstration, or evening program.

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.

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 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.

A moonrise over reddish peaks


Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!

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 ranger talks with a group of kids

Junior Ranger Day 2020

Celebrate Junior Ranger Day with special activities for all ages. Participate and earn a free patch!


Nearly all of these parks is designated wilderness. This protects the high Sierra while providing outstanding opportunities for recreation.

People under a starry sky. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Dark Sky Festival

Share your passion for the night sky! Join us for the Dark Sky Festival, hosted in partnership with the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.

Atop Moro Rock. Photo by Cheryl Enright.

Climb Moro Rock

A stone stairway climbs this granite dome in the Giant Forest. From the top, enjoy views of the hills below and the wilderness to the east.

A group of people in a cave room near a stream. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Crystal Cave

Explore underground! Tickets for Crystal Cave Tours are sold by our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.

A woman skis near giant sequoias.

Skiing and Snowshoeing

Ski and snowshoe trails offer a way to travel through Giant Forest and Grant Grove in winter.

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!

Two small children sit, enjoying the view. Photo by Tharwa Rabah.

Junior Ranger Program

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

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 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 family plays in the snow. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.


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

A river flows through a steep rocky canyon. Photo by Naoko Otani.


The rivers in these parks are powerful and cold, and drowning is our most frequent cause of death. Learn more about river safety.

Last updated: April 24, 2020

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


(559) 565-3341

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