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 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 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.

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.

The Sequoia National Park entrance station
Avoiding Traffic Congestion

Weekends and holidays are busy! Learn how to minimize your wait at park entrance stations.

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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.

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 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 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.

Red/brown trunk of a large giant sequoia stands out amidst the green foliage of smaller trees.
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.

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.

Four visitors stand at  wooden fence viewing the General Sherman Tree.
Visit the General Sherman Tree

The General Sherman Tree is the world's largest tree, measured by volume. Enjoy a short hike to this tree in Giant Forest.

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 black bear steps across a rock alongside a manzanita bush.
Wildlife Safety

Some of our charismatic creatures, such as bears, can pose a danger to visitors.

A stream flows past granite rocks and golden fall color of trees and shrubs.
Exploring Soundscapes

Learn more about how scientists study park soundscapes to characterize biodiversity.

Last updated: June 30, 2023

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Three Rivers, CA 93271


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