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Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park

Get There: Transportation Information

Get There: Transportation Information

This landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity – huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees! Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation (1,370′ to 14,494′). Home to both the largest trees and the highest mountains in California, SEKI offers incredible wilderness recreation for people of all levels and abilities.  Follow the link below to learn more.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/index.htm

Stats:

  • 768,222 acres
  • Highest point (shared with JM wilderness) – Mt. Whitney at 14,495 feet
  • Managed by Sequoia Nat’l Park and Kings Canyon NP

How to Get Here:

You can visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks all year long. Two highways provide access to the parks. Both become the Generals Highway inside the parks’ boundaries and is often referred to as “the road between the parks.”

Highway 180 enters Kings Canyon National Park from the northwest via Fresno and provides access to the farthest eastern vehicle-accessible point near Cedar Grove.

Highway 198 enters Sequoia National Park from the southwest via Three Rivers.

Follow the link below to learn more about getting to SEKI.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/directions.htm

What to Do:

Hiking, backpacking, climbing and camping

Permits:

Wilderness permits are required for all overnight camping outside designated campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/wilderness_permits.htm

Timing:

May 1 – Nov 1

Local Tip:

Go in the spring to see some beautiful waterfalls and pumping streams.

Resources:

http://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&WID=543

http://sierrahiker.home.comcast.net/~sierrahiker/

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/04/sequoia-kings-canyon-national-parks-developing-wilderness-stewardship-plan7882.

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