Wilderness Trip Information
Sequoia & Kings Canyon Wilderness
Marion Lake - Kings Canyon Backcountry
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks rise shoulder-to-shoulder in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. This landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity – huge mountains, scenic foothills, deep canyons, crystal caverns, and the world's largest trees.
Immense national parks – comprising almost 900,000 acres – offer vast tracts of wilderness and surrounding national forest. Travelers can experience Sequoia and Kings Canyon wilderness by taking a scenic drive or day hike, or planning an overnight backpacking or horseback pack trip.
All overnight visitors entering the local wilderness are required to hold a permit (not day hikers). Overnight backpackers need "bear-proof" food canisters and to follow best practices in minimum impact camping. In many cases you will be required to pay a fee to access; quotas and permit reservations are advised when available.
Please remember that natural areas present hazards. The National Park Service and Delaware North work to reduce risks, but safety is your own responsibility. Please refer to the National Park Service website for detailed wilderness access and permit information.