Grant Grove and John Muir Lodge Open

The lodging, food & beverage and retail facilities in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park are all open for business. The Grant Grove itself, including the trail to the General Grant Tree, is open as well as all of Sequoia National Park and the General's Highway connecting the two parks.

Cedar Grove Lodge and Highway 180 into Kings Canyon are closed for the season.

For air quality information, please see the daily air quality forecast.

Helpful Things to Know Before You Go


Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer spectacular visitor experiences, but as you marvel at the vistas and hit the trails, keep in mind that many everyday things we take for granted are very different in the parks. 

As you venture into this pristine stretch of Sierra wilderness, and perhaps stay at a classic national park lodge like the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia, and the John Muir Lodge or Cedar Grove Lodge in Kings Canyon, please protect the parks and always be alert to changes in weather, terrain and other natural features and conditions.

Read on for answers to frequently asked questions and some travel tips to make your visit to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks as enjoyable as possible.

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