Top Winter Activities
What can you do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the winter? It's more like what can't you do. Here are 16 very cool activities to experience this winter.
- Visit the Giant Forest Grove of Sequoia Trees.
- Take a snow globe-inspired photo with the General Sherman Tree.
- Stop at Hospital Rock Picnic Area to learn about local Native American tribes.
- Stop in Grant Grove Village for a meal and memorabilia from the gift shop.
- Watch the 15-minute video in the Kings Canyon Visitors Center featuring the giant sequoia groves, the canyon environment, and the High Sierra.
- Walk the Grant Tree Trail to see the General Grant Tree, the Nation's Christmas Tree.
- Sled, ski, or snowshoe at the Wolverton Snowplay Area.
- Sled, ski, or snowshoe at Big Stump or Columbine near Grant Grove Village at the Visitor Center.
- Sign up for a ranger-led free snowshoe walk in Grant Grove Village.
- Watch for wildlife tracks on one of the trails around Grant Grove Village.
- Stop at the Redwood Canyon Overlook (just south of Grant Grove Village). Redwood Canyon is home to the world's largest grove of sequoias.
- At Wuksachi Village, join a ranger walk.
- In the Foothills, hike one of the trails near Ash Mountain.
- If you're staying in Wuksachi Village or the campground in Lodgepole Village, hike one of the trails in Giant Forest.
- Enjoy stargazing under the blanket of the night sky.
- Sign up for one of the many programs The Sequoia Parks Conservancy's Sequoia Adventures offers.
Allow at least 2-3 hours for the drive between entrance stations on the Generals Highway, plus additional time for your activities. Be prepared for possible delays due to hazardous winter conditions or road construction. Always bring tire chains, layers of warm clothes, emergency water and food.