Directions to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are adjacent to each other in the southern Sierra Nevada. There are two different highways which run to the parks, which become General Highways upon entering the parks. They are known as “the road between the parks”.
These highways are;
- From Fresno there’s Highway 180 east which accesses Kings Canyon National Park in the area of Grant Grove, then runs for around 30 miles easterly until reaching the Cedar Grove area. This road comes to an end around 6 miles to the east of Cedar Grove.
- From the southwest and Three Rivers is Highway 198 which enters Sequoia National Park.
No roads actually cross the mountains in an westerly / easterly direction in the parks.
There has been a certain amount of upheaval on the roads of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lately, so it’s always wise to check out the road closures before leaving home, especially if you will be driving an RV which is longer than 22 feet . . . . the parks might be the “Lands of the Giants” but some giants have difficulty in getting around!
It’s also worth checking out the state of the roads, especially during the winter times when adverse weather and snow does close some of the parks roads.
Public Transport to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
There are free in-park shuttles in operation between the hours of 10am and 4pm;
- Thursdays through Sundays – November 22 – 25
- Wednesday through Tuesday – December 26 – January 1