Sequoia & Kings Canyon Wilderness


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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 this fragibserve quotas and permit reservations are advised when available.

Please remember that natural areas present hazards.  The National Park Service and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts work to reduce risks, but safety is your own responsibility.  Please refer to the National Park website for detailed wilderness access and permit information.

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