Alerts & Notices

Whether hiking in the backcountry or touring along a road, travel in the mountains poses certain risks. Here you'll find the conditions you may expect and what you need to know before you go...

Road Conditions

Giant Sequoia National Monument (north) and Hume Lake Ranger District
  • Search highway 180 at Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) here.
  • Find current conditions through Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park here.

 

Weather Conditions

Regional

Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service forecast office at San Joaquin Valley/Hanford, California station here.

 

Local

Giant Sequoia National Monument (north) and Hume Lake Ranger District
Kern River Ranger District

 

Fire

Videos explaining fire restriction stages:

 

 

Web Cameras

This link from the National Weather Service provides live web camera views from several peaks located in Sequoia National Forest and surrounding areas.

 

Forest Regulations

Subpart A—General Prohibitions

  • § 261.1 Scope.
  • § 261.1a Special use authorizations, contracts and operating plans.
  • § 261.1b Penalty.
  • § 261.2 Definitions.
  • § 261.3 Interfering with a Forest officer, volunteer, or human resource program enrollee or giving false report to a Forest officer.
  • § 261.4 Disorderly conduct.
  • § 261.5 Fire.
  • § 261.6 Timber and other forest products.
  • § 261.7 Livestock.
  • § 261.8 Fish and wildlife.
  • § 261.9 Property.
  • § 261.10 Occupancy and use.
  • § 261.11 Sanitation.
  • § 261.12 National Forest System roads and trails.
  • § 261.13 Motor vehicle use.
  • § 261.14 Use by over-snow vehicles.
  • § 261.15 Use of vehicles off roads.
  • § 261.16 Developed recreation sites.
  • § 261.17 Recreation fees.
  • § 261.18 National Forest Wilderness.
  • § 261.19 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  • § 261.20 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
  • § 261.21 National Forest primitive areas.
  • § 261.22 Unauthorized use of “Smokey Bear” and “Woodsy Owl” symbol.
  • § 261.23 Wild free-roaming horses and burros.

Subpart B—Prohibitions in Areas Designated by [Forest] Order

  • § 261.50 Orders.
  • § 261.51 Posting.
  • § 261.52 Fire.
  • § 261.53 Special closures.
  • § 261.54 National Forest System roads.
  • § 261.55 National Forest System trails.
  • § 261.56 Use of vehicles off National Forest System roads.
  • § 261.57 National Forest wilderness.
  • § 261.58 Occupancy and use.

Current Forest Orders
To Be Updated/Added

 

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Regulations

The U.S. Forest Service enforces California Vehicle Codes (CVC) pertaining to OHV operations on Forest Service roads and trails. To view state regulations regarding OHV, click here.

Alerts


  • Water Savings in Effect

Closures


  • Winter Forest Service Road Closures in Effect