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 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

Backpacking

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.

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.

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.

Picnicking

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

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Accessibility

We offer opportunities for a wide range of abilities, including trails and campsite for people in wheelchairs.

A ranger talks with a group of kids

Annual Junior Ranger Day

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

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. Crystal Cave is closed in 2020.

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

Snowplay

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

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.

Last updated: September 4, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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