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Spring, Summer & Fall Activities

From hiking to fishing, and rock climbing to wildlife viewing, activity opportunities are endless in Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Explore some of America's most beautiful scenery.

At Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, recreational opportunities expand dramatically from late spring to early fall. With giant sky-scraping trees, and terrain that invites engagement with adventure, it's a natural wonderland where unforgettable memories are easily won.

There are more than 800 miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous, many lined with wildflowers like columbine, pennyroyal and shooting star. Horseback riding, fly fishing, stargazing, and spelunking are on the itinerary. And the longer daylight hours of the "sun seasons" create even more opportunities to explore.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon parks attract visitors from all corners of the world, but it's also a land where quiet, solitude, and space come naturally. Even though the days may be long, the nights can be crisp at any time of the year. Bring layers and pack enough water, trail food and snacks to comfortably get you there and back.

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Redwoods and Sequoias

Giant Redwoods and Giant Sequoias look similar - but are they really the same thing? Find out what makes these two amazing species of tree both alike and very different.

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General Grant Tree Spotlight

General Grant Tree

The General Grant Tree is the second largest tree in the world, standing 267 feet tall, and nearly 29 feet wide at the base.

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Explore SSF Activities Giant Forest Museum

Giant Sequoias & Museum

Like no other place on Earth, the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park is alive with mystery and wonder.

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Pacific Trail Forester Pass Spotlight

Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is one of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world, and not just because of the elevation.

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John Muir Trail Spotlight

John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a 211-mile trail that runs through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California.

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Explore SSF Activities Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon hiking trails will take you on a magnificent park journey. Trails range from short, easy, and paved, to long, steep, and rugged.

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Horseback Riding Spotlight

Horseback Riding

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks offer three stables to take you on your horseback riding adventure!

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Yogi's Picks

Yogi's Picks

Sequoia National Park is always beautiful, and there are some top picks for sites and walks to check out in fall.

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Astronomy Spotlight

Astronomy Programs

In Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, minimal outdoor lighting coupled with the high elevation makes for "otherworldly" stargazing!

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Explore SSF Activities Hume Lake

Hume Lake

Sandy coves and beaches line the shores of picturesque Hume Lake.

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Explore SSF Activities Kings River

Kings River

The Kings River is best seen from a safe distance, as its rushing torrents of water are beautiful but fraught with peril.

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Explore SSF Activities Waterfalls


Experience the many spectacular waterfalls to be found in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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Fishing Spotlight

Fishing & Fly Fishing

The rivers, lakes and creeks found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks delight anglers of all ages and abilities.

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Explore SSF Activities Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

There are many opportunities to delve into the sport of rock climbing in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

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Explore SSF Activities Photography


From majestic sequoia trees to awe-inspiring views of the Great Western Divide, amazing photo opportunities are endless.

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Explore SSF Activities Wildlife Black Bear

Wildlife Viewing

From birds to bears, Sequoia is home to over 300 different kinds of animals.

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