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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? See a mosaic of burned and unburned chaparral and oak woodlands vegetation in the Foothills area of the park. As you proceed north along the Generals Highway, stop at Amphitheater Point to take in a scenic overview of the fire, or continue to the Giant Forest area where ponderosa pines, firs and giant sequoias dominate the landscape. 

Due to the phased reopening of the parks, not all areas and sequoia groves will be accessible every day of the week. Check out the December schedule.

Looking for a place to stay in the park? Potwisha Campground is now open for first-come, first-served camping.

Learn how to stay safe while recreating in the parks after a large wildfire. Check out our safety information for visiting burned areas. Do not enter closed areas.

While many trails are open, some trails in the Foothills and the Giant Forest areas are not open due to safety reasons associated with the recent wildfire. Also, parking is limited in the Giant Forest near the General Sherman Tree. We recommend that you visit these areas at off-peak times of day, typically early in the morning or late afternoon. The Giant Forest also has some other great features to enjoy, like Beetle Rock, and the Big Trees and Hazelwood loop trails.

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 in Giant Forest area. Overnight use at Potwisha Campground in the Foohills.
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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    Last updated: February 11, 2022