Sequoia Map and Directions
Road Construction Notice
Currently there is on-going road construction on the Generals Highway between the Highway 198 entrance and Giant Forest. Visitors may experience traffic delays on this portion of road. Expand the "View More" tab below for detailed information.
Plan carefully to maximize your fun and minimize your delays during your visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. We appreciate your patience during ongoing road construction projects. The construction season is short, and the work is necessary for everyone's safety.
Where are the biggest delays or inconveniences?
If you plan to enter or exit Sequoia National Park, you will find 15-30 minute delays between the Highway 198 entrance and Giant Forest (11 miles from the entrance) or on your way to the General Sherman Tree, the largest giant sequoia tree in the world. Schedules may change with little to no notice.
IMPORTANT ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
Hours of Operation will extend to 8PM tonight weather permitting. One hour delays will terminate after the scheduled 5PM pass-through converting to maximum 30 minute delays from 5:30PM to 8PM.SCHEDULE for WEEK OF MAY 20 - 24th; WEATHER PERMITTING
Mon.: 7am – 5:00pm, max. 1 hr. delay (passage at top of hour)
The one hour delays in place on Mon. & Thurs. support the completion of paving and road striping. One hour delays on Thursday will terminate once road striping is complete, converting to maximum 30 minute delays until the end of the work shift at 5:30PM.
By noon Friday May 24th the project is TENTATIVELY scheduled to be substantially complete (fingers crossed). From Tuesday May 28th through June 6th when the final walk through (official completion date) takes place, the contractor will be out and about taking care of "punch list" items, that is site cleanup, repairs, basically minor tasks in most cases (fingers crossed). During this period there will be flagging operations in place to pass traffic safely through work zones, with less than 5 minutes traffic stops anticipated. There may be longer delays (max. 30 minutes) for short periods of time for particular tasks (e.g. hydro mulching and final walk through); however should this be the case a reasonable advance notice will be provided.
RV's AND TRAILERS: The main road (Generals Highway) to the General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest, and Lodgepole is closed to vehicles longer than 22 feet shortly after the Sequoia National Park entrance on Highway 198. Longer vehicles should access the park via Highway 180.
MOTORCYCLES AND BICYCLES: Road project work may cause slick, oily, and hazardous road conditions. Slow down and be safe!
Easy-to-Follow Sequoia National Park Maps
Conveniently located in the heart of California, Sequoia National Park is roughly equal driving distance from either Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Getting to Sequoia National Park and Wuksachi Lodge
Wuksachi Lodge® is located at 7,200-foot elevation – road and weather conditions can change quickly and at any time of the year. Before entering the park, all visitors are strongly encouraged to pick up a Sequoia National Park map, and check current road and weather conditions by calling (559) 565-3341. See the Sequoia directions below to find your way to this stunning National Park.
Transportation by Car
Please note: There are no gasoline services available in Sequoia National Park.
For the latest road and weather conditions within Sequoia National Park, please call the 24-Hour Park Information Hotline at (559) 565-3341, then press 1-1-1.
For road conditions outside of the park, please call (800) 427-7623 or visit these CalTrans webpages:
From the North/Big Stump entrance (Fresno via Highway 180 East): Take north-south Highway 99 to Fresno. Exit Kings Canyon Highway 180 east. Take 180 east all the way to the park entrance (about 53 miles). Sequoia and Kings Canyon share the same park entrance gates. Past the entrance, turn right at the “Y” to enter Sequoia National Park. From the park entrance station, Wuksachi Lodge is 25 miles (approximately 50 minutes in good driving conditions).
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Please note: This road is less narrow and winding than Highway 198 and vehicles more than 22 feet long are advised to use this entrance.
From the South/Ash Mountain entrance (Visalia via Highway 198 East): Take Highway 99 to Visalia. Exit Highway 198 east to the park entrance (about 45 miles). From the entrance station, Wuksachi Lodge is 23 miles (approximately 60 minutes drive in good driving conditions).
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Please note: There is a vehicle-length advisory limit of 22 feet from 4 miles inside this entrance to the Giant Forest area. Longer vehicles are advised to use Highway 180.
From the South (Tulare via Highway 63 to Highway 180 East) for buses over 22 feet in length: Take Highway 99 to Tulare. Exit Highway 63 to Highway 180 East (about 40 miles) to the park entrance. From the entrance station, Wuksachi Lodge is 25 miles.
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Alternately, you could continue north on Highway 99 to Fresno, and then take 180 East to the park entrance, which is a longer distance to travel, but may be faster due to the higher speed limit.
Wuksachi Lodge is pleased to announce that when chains are required we will be offering a chain concierge to assist guests with installing their snow chains at the chain-up area along the General's Highway between the southern park entrance (Highway 198) and the hotel. This service will be available on Fridays from noon to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The chain concierge will install chains for Wuksachi Lodge overnight guests free of charge, or for a $20 fee for non-hotel guests.
Assistance is also available at Wuksachi Lodge on Sunday mornings for departing guests beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Air: The closest major airports are the Fresno/Yosemite International Airport (FYI), located 53 miles west of Sequoia, and the Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS), located 36 miles west of Sequoia.
Bus: Greyhound serves Visalia and Fresno from many California cities. For schedules and information, call (800) 231-2222.
Train: AMTRAK serves Hanford and Fresno, with bus connections to Visalia. For schedules and information, call (800) 872-7245.
Rental cars: Rental car agencies are located at the Fresno and Visalia airports, and various sites in Visalia and Fresno.
Sequoia Shuttle: Enjoying the Sequoias has never been easier! Public transportation is now offered from Visalia to Sequoia National Park from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Leave your car behind and access locations throughout the Giant Forest including Giant Forest Museum, General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Campground, Crescent Meadow, and Wuksachi Lodge for only $15 roundtrip. To reserve your space, visit http://www.sequoiashuttle.com/ or dial toll-free (877) BUS-HIKE (877-287-4453).
**NEW FOR 2012 WINTER SEASON** The Sequoia shuttle will be operating over Thanksgiving weekend and in the days leading up to New Years. See the official NPS Winter Shuttle Flyer