A Land of Giants

This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity -- huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.

These parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities and weather vary a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'. Sequoias grow, in the snow, above 5,000'.


Winter Driving

Winter Driving

Tire chains and road closures are often required on park roads in winter. Be prepared if you plan to drive into the park.

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Hikers walk along a wooded path. Photo by Kirk Wrench.

Plan Your Visit

Looking for information to help plan a trip? Find details about camping, lodging, activities, and facilities.

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Storm clouds darken the sky over an alpine meadow

Weather Forecasts

Climate varies by elevation and location. Be prepared with the right clothing, hiking, and camping equipment.

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Click the Read More link to view details of each lodge inside the parks.

Lodging in the Parks

Reserve a room at Wuksachi, John Muir, or Cedar Grove lodges, or at the Grant Grove Cabins. All are near main visitor attractions and amenities.

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Click the Read More link to learn about wilderness recreation, management, and regulations.

Experience Wilderness

Visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon's wilderness by taking a day hike, or plan an overnight backpacking, horseback, or spot-pack trip.

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Park Atlas

Use the Sequoia & Kings Canyon Park Atlas to create custom recreation and resource maps!

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon's Social Media Network

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Ask a question of park staff or share your experiences in the parks with other fans.

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Park Anniversaries

Join us as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Sequoia National Park and the 75th anniversary of Kings Canyon National Park!

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Bring a Ranger to your Classroom

Bring a Ranger to Your Classroom

Ranger in the Classroom programs are curriculum-based. Bring national parks into your K-8 classrooms in Tulare, Kings, and Fresno counties.

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