Welcome to Just Ahead’s Sequoia and Kings Canyon Trip Planner—our guide to what you need to know to plan your trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Click here to see the complete series—and be sure to download our Just Ahead smartphone audio tour of Sequoia and Kings Canyon before you leave. We’ll steer you to and through the parks and point out their inspiring viewpoints and scenic wonders—plus we share entertaining and educational stories all along the way. It’s like having a friendly tour guide along for the ride.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks—two adjacent parks that are managed as one unit—rise from the rolling foothills of central California to the heights of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Both parks are open year-round, but much of the land is high in the Sierra Nevada, so expect some seasonal road closures. Be sure to check the park’s website for the latest info. Winter, of course, has its own beauty and charm, and you’ll find lodging and even some campgrounds open no matter when you visit.