Sequoia National Park
Traffic Delays and Vehicle Length Limits on the Generals Highway
Expect significant delays on the main road in Sequoia National Park due to road reconstruction between Hospital Rock Picnic Area in the foothills and the Giant Forest sequoia grove. Traffic is held at Amphitheater Point Overlook at the lower end and Crystal Cave Road near the upper end (the work itself is from Deer Ridge to the Eleven Range Overlook). Tips on minimizing the waiting time to pass through construction are available on the National Park Service's website.
Vehicles longer than 22 feet are prohibited on the stretch of road between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest. Vehicles longer than 22 feet are never recommended on this section, but increased construction activity now makes it impossible for longer vehicles to make the tight curves. Highway 180, the northern entrance to these parks, is the preferred route for these longer vehicles. This limit applies to tow trucks, as well.
Parking at the river access across the Generals Highway from Potwisha Campground will be limited, as up to 70% of the parking will be occupied by construction materials.
There’s something magical about awakening in Sequoia National Park, surrounded by groves of the world’s largest living things. And some smaller ones, too, like red-tail hawks and yellow-bellied marmots. Start your day in a neighborhood of natural wonders also known as Sequoia National Park.
California national park travelers seeking a mountain lodge experience will favor the prime location and guestrooms of Wuksachi Lodge, along with its dining options, cocktail lounge, retail, and ski shops. And high country adventurers will seek shelter in the ultra-cool Bearpaw High Sierra Camp – hidden 11.5 miles in Sequoia Park's backcountry overlooking the Great Western Divide. In addition to Bearpaw, outdoor enthusiasts will discover more than a dozen Sequoia campgrounds.
From a cozy mountain lodge to glowing tent cabins, or perhaps just laying under the starlit Sierra summer sky, there’s nothing like waking up in Sequoia National Park.