The Sequoia National Forest, named for the world’s largest trees, celebrates the greatest concentration of giant sequoia groves in the world. Protected within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, these groves and the areas around them are managed by the U.S. Forest Service for today and for future generations.
Soaring granite monoliths, glacier-carved canyons, limestone caves, roaring world-class whitewater, and scenic lakes and reservoirs await your discovery at the Sierra Nevada's southern reach. Elevations range from 1,000 feet in the lower canyons to peaks over 12,000 feet on the crest of the Sierra, providing some of the best panoramic views in a dramatic range of settings in the entire west!
Cedar Fire Information:
Due to the rapid growth of the Cedar Fire burning in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, the Forest Service has closed the area near the Fire. The closure will remain in effect until hazards from the fire diminish. Closure information and map can be found on these links.
The Cedar Fire began at approximately 4:30 p.m., August 16, 2016 near Cedar Creek, in the Greenhorn Mountains above Wofford Heights and Lake Isabella. The Fire has grown to over 14,000 acres and is being managed by California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 under Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service and Kern County Fire.
Current fire information for the Cedar Fire is posted on Inciweb