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Two Sequoia visitors taking a picture in the forest

Weather conditions

What to expect


Memorial Day to Labor Day

Two park visitors exploring a trail in Sequoia National Park

Summers in Sequoia & Kings Canyon are generally sunny and dry, with thundershowers in the afternoon and lightning storms on occasion. It’s good to have sunscreen with you at all times, and use it. The average temperatures during the day are in the mid to upper 70s. Nights are in the upper 30s and lower 40s. If traveling to higher elevations, temps can reach the 20s at night.


September to October

Two visitors taking a rest at the foot of a giant sequoia tree

The crisp days of fall are a welcome treat, along with the colorful foliage, despite the weather’s unpredictability. Snowstorms come with more frequency as winter approaches, with accompanying drops in temperatures. Highs during the day average from the 40s to the 60s. Nighttime temperatures average around 30 degrees in September, dropping to between 10 and 22 degrees in October and November.


November – Mid April

A winter view of giant sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park

Winters can be bitterly cold in Sequoia & Kings Canyon, but at times warm Chinook winds come blowing in and push temperatures up into the 40s. Winter temperatures during daylight hours often hover near zero but can get into the upper 20s. Nighttime temperatures commonly go subzero. As spring approaches, the weather gets better, with highs averaging in the 30s and 40s and lows in the teens.


mid April – mid May

A family hiking a trail in Sequoia National Park

Clouds and rain are more abundant in the spring in Sequoia & Kings Canyon, with cold and snow lingering, often into May. Daytime temperatures average from lows of the 40s to highs of the 70s, with nights falling to the 20s and 30s.

Exterior view of Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park under a dramatic sunset sky


A variety of places to stay inside the park keep you close to the majestic giant sequoia trees, deep canyons and soaring cliffs that make Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks famous.

Two hikers walking beneath Tunnel Log in Sequoia National Park


Begin your journey of discovery in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, where one-of-a-kind adventure and exploration await at every turn.