Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and between the parks: What is where

SEQUOIA:

Ash Mountain (elev. 1,500 ft. / 457 m.)

            -Sequoia entrance station

            -Historic “Indian head” sign (stop here for photos)

            -Park headquarters

            -Foothills Visitor Center

            -Picnic area

            -Restrooms

Tunnel Rock

            -Take photos here

Potwisha (elev. 2,000 ft. / 609 m.)

            -Campground (42 sites)

            -Hiking trails

            -River access

            -Restrooms

Hospital Rock (elev. 2,700 ft. / 823 m.)

            -Picnic area

            -Restrooms

            -Pictographs / mortar holes

            -River access

            -Buckeye Flat Campground (tents only; 28 sites)

            -Hiking trails

Amphitheater Point

            -Viewpoint

            -Photo opp

Crystal Cave Road Junction

            -6.5 miles to Crystal Cave (tickets must be purchased in advance at Foothills or Lodgepole visitor centers)

The Four Guardsmen

            -Photo opp (where the highway splits)

Giant Forest (elev. 6,500 ft. / 1,981 m.)

            -Giant Forest Museum

            -Auto Log

            -Tunnel Log

            -Moro Rock

            -Crescent Meadow

            -Tharp’s Log

            -General Sherman Tree (largest tree on Earth)

            -Picnic areas

            -Hiking trails

            -Lots of giant sequoias to discover

            -Restrooms

Wolverton Road Junction  (elev. 7,000 ft. / 2,134 m.)

            -1.5 miles to Long Meadow

            -General Sherman Tree parking

            -Hiking trails

            -Restrooms                    

Lodgepole Road Junction (elev. 6,700 ft. / 2,042 m.)

            -Campground (214 sites)

            -Visitor center

            -Market / Gift shop

            -Post office

            -Food service

            -ATM / showers / laundry

            -Picnic area

            -Hiking trails

Wuksachi Village (elev. 7,000 ft. / 2,134 m.)

            -Lodging

            -Dining / bar / pizza deck

            -Gift shop

            -Hiking trails

Little Baldy Saddle

            -Hiking trail (under 2 miles/3 kilometers to a granite dome with views)

Dorst Creek (elev. 6,700 ft. / 2,042 m.)

            -Campground (204 sites)

            -Hiking trails

Lost Grove

            -Photo opp

            -Short footpath through a beautiful sequoia grove

            -Restrooms

 

GIANT SEQUOIA NATIONAL MONUMENT (between Sequoia and Kings Canyon):

Stony Creek (elev. 6,600 feet / 2,011 m.)

            -Campgrounds         

            -Rustic lodging (11 rooms)

            -Wi-Fi

            -Small restaurant / pizza / outdoor patio

            -Market / souvenirs

            -ATM

            -Gas station (non-operational at times)

Montecito-Sequoia Lodge (7,500 feet / 2,286 m.)

            -All-inclusive rustic lodging (buffet meals included)

            -Wi-Fi

            -Family activities

 

KINGS CANYON:

 Grant Grove (elev. 6,600 ft. / 2,011 m.)

            -Big Stump entrance station

            -Campgrounds (380 sites)

            -Visitor Center

            -Lodging

            -Dining / snack bar / patio and deck seating

            -Grocery store

            -Gift shop / souvenirs

            -Post office / ATM

            -General Grant Tree (second largest tree on Earth; Nation’s Christmas Tree)

            -Hiking trails

            -Horseback trail rides

            -Park Ridge fire lookout

            -Restrooms

Cedar Grove (elev. 4,600 ft. / 1,402 m.)

            -Campgrounds (350 sites)

            -Visitor center / Lodging

            -Grocery store / Snack bar

            -Pack station / Hiking trails

            -Motor Nature Trail

 

AREA VISITOR CENTERS

Three Rivers:

Kaweah Heritage Visitor Center                              Three Rivers Historical Museum

(at Lake Kaweah) OPEN DAILY                              42268 Sierra Dr. OPEN DAILY

Ph. 559-597-2301                                                    (559) 561-2707

Sequoia National Park:

Foothills Visitor Center (Ash Mountain)

OPEN DAILY

Ph. 559-565-4212

 

Giant Forest Museum

OPEN DAILY

Ph. 559-565-4480

 

Lodgepole Visitor Center

OPEN MAY 10, 2019, TO OCTOBER

Ph. 559-565-4436

 

Mineral King Ranger Station

OPEN MAY 22, 2019, TO OCTOBER

Ph. 559-565-3768

 

Kings Canyon National Park:

Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove)

OPEN DAILY

Ph. 559-565-4307

 

Cedar Grove Visitor Center

OPEN MAY 22, 2019, TO OCTOBER

Ph. 559-565-3793

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