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 two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.
A Land of Giants
Plan Your Visit
Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.
Snow brings huge changes to these parks, including roads, facilities, and activities.
Check conditions before you decide to come. Mountain weather changes quickly! Be prepared with the right gear.
Bears and Food Storage
Black bears are active year-round in these parks. Storing food properly can help prevent vehicle break-ins.
Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including two that are open year-round.
Things to Do
There are many ways to explore these parks. Find activities that are best for you!
Last updated: March 4, 2019