Sequoia National Park, California

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 feet .

Sequoia National Park Info


Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Initiating Second Phase of Increased Recreational Access

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are increasing recreational access to include three campgrounds and limited concession services following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities.

California National Parks Reduce Wildfire Risks Through First-of-its-Kind Collaboration with Utilities

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued permits to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) to perform wildfire prevention activities in 12 California national park units through a new public-private partnership that focuses on protecting park resources and streamlining communication between the NPS and utilities.

2020 Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect June 4, 2020

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. June 3, 2020– Fire restrictions are being implemented in the lower-elevation areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to reduce the risk of wildfire in order to protect people, public lands, resources, and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Begin a Phased Increase of Recreational Access on June 4, 2020

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are increasing recreational access to include roads, trails, restrooms, and picnic areas. The parks have been closed to visitors since March 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sequoia National Park Photos

McKinley Tree, Sequoia National Park

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McKinley Tree, Sequoia National Park

McKinly Tree: 28-foot diameter, 291 feet tall

Giant sequoia in a meadow

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Giant sequoia in a meadow

Giant sequoia in a green meadow

Circle Meadow giant sequoias

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Circle Meadow giant sequoias

Giant sequoias alongside Circle Meadow in Sequoia National Park. Backpack for scale.

General Lee Tree, Sequoia National Park

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General Lee Tree, Sequoia National Park

Sign in front of the General Lee Tree in Sequoia National Park. The park is considering removing signs for the Confederate general.

General Sherman Tree

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General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree by volume

General Sherman Tree

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General Sherman Tree

General Sherman, the largest tree by volume. Sequoia National Park

Black Arch

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Black Arch

Burned center of a giant sequoia tree with living canopy visible above

Between two giant sequoias

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Between two giant sequoias

Burned trunks of two giant sequoias, looking up

Lone spire

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Lone spire

Shell of a giant sequoia on Alta Trail in Sequoia National Park

Giant sequoias

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Giant sequoias

Sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and its shadow

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Sequoia and its shadow

Burned, dead sequoia redwood next to a burned tree

The Senate Trees

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The Senate Trees

Giant sequoia grove, The Senate Trees, in Sequoia National Park

cinnamon bear in the meadows eating

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cinnamon bear in the meadows eating

After walking around Sequoia National Park for several hours, finally found a cinnamon black bear!

A skittish bear

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A skittish bear

However, unlike the other bears in this park that are supposedly used to humans, this one did not like having his picture taken.

white-headed woodpecker feeding young

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white-headed woodpecker feeding young

After walking around all day at Sequoia National Park looking for nests, etc to photograph, came back to the lodge for dinner and observed this nest on the Lodge building!

white-headed woodpecker looking for a meal

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white-headed woodpecker looking for a meal

Lodgepole chipmunk

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Lodgepole chipmunk

yellow-bellied marmot: the perfect photographers subject

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yellow-bellied marmot:  the perfect photographers subject

golden-mantled ground squirrel

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golden-mantled ground squirrel

One of the six species of squirrels in Sequoia National Park.

dark-eyed junco serenading me as I hiked around looking for bears.

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dark-eyed junco serenading me as I hiked around looking for bears.