Northern California Snowshoeing
Snowshoe With the Big Trees in Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Have you ever snowshoed before? Easy and fun, snowshoeing is a great way to explore giant sequoias in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks during the snow season.
With easy access to pristine winter terrain and well-marked trails to crunch through groves of big trees, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is a great place to snowshoe. Walking among giant sequoias, red-orange trunks staked into a base of pure white snow, is an unforgettable visual – some say spiritual – experience.
So, give snowshoeing a go! It’s really pretty easy (if you can walk, you can snowshoe) and the new, high-tech gear is very cool. For kids who’d like to try the sport, snowshoes make their time on the trail even more fun!
Ranger-guided Sequoia & Kings Canyon snowshoeing walks are offered in Giant Forest on weekends when conditions permit. The park provides snowshoes free for the two-hour, one-mile guided walks in Giant Forest and Grant Grove. Group size is limited, so plan your Northern California snowshoeing adventure early. To reserve your place for the Giant Forest walk, just go to any visitor center or call (559) 565-4480. Advance reservations for both walks are strongly recommended.
Pear Lake Ski Hut: Reacable only by a steep 6 mile trai from Wolverton Meadow; this advanced ski/snowshoe trail offers a chance to explore the pristine wilderness of the Sierra Nevadas in winter. The hut sleeps 10 and is heated by a wood pellet stove. Information is available at Sequoia History Association.