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Visiting Sequoia After the KNP Complex Fire

A sloped hillside of chaparral vegetation is burned along a stretch of highway.
Along the Generals Highway, you will see areas burned and left untouched by the KNP Complex Fire.

Wondering where to visit in Sequoia after the fire? There are opportunities to see only the foothills area, but not sequoia groves. See a mosaic of burned and unburned chaparral and oak woodlands vegetation along the rolling foothills. Learn more about the fire and see how it impacted the landscape, or visit Foothills Visitor Center, Tunnel Rock, or Hospital Rock. Potwisha Campground is now open for first-come, first-served camping. Check our safety information for visiting burned areas, and do not enter closed areas.

Some trails are still not open to the public due to safety reasons. Also, the giant sequoias cannot be accessed from Sequoia National Park. To see these majestic trees, please exit Sequoia's park entrance, proceed west on Highway 198 to Highway 63 and turn north. At the Highway 63/180 junction, turn east and proceed to the Kings Canyon National Park entrance. In Kings Canyon, you may see sequoias along the North Grove Loop or Grant Tree Trail.
Pets must be restrained on a leash not more than six feet (1.8 m) long. Leashed pets may not be left unattended. Pets are prohibited on all trails. This includes paved trails. Pet companions must pick up pet waste and properly dispose of it in trash receptacles. For your pet's safety, please don't leave pets in hot cars. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time.
Entrance into Sequoia National Park collected at entrance station. Save time at the entrance station by purchasing your pass in advance
Day use only.
Accessibility Information
Learn more about accessibile features in the foothills of Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Areas open in Sequoia National Park

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