Welcome to one of the most beautiful National Forests for recreation activities. The Sequoia National Forest is sure to provide a wonderful recreational experience.



A wide range of outdoor recreation activites can be found on the Sequoia National Forest. The Forest has a great diversity of recreation opportunities. This land is your land to visit, to care for, and to enjoy. Here you'll be able to find and choose an adventure into California's great outdoors! Choose by recreation activity,  choose by location, or choose by area and activity.


Click on the district you plan to visit,
Hume Lake Ranger District
Western Divide Ranger District
Kern River Ranger District

You can learn more by viewing our Recreation Opportunity Guides as well.

...or click on the map below...

Also, remember to "Leave No Trace" when visiting the Forest so everyone can enjoy its scenic beauty for years to come!

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Meadows    Hume Lake Ranger District
Breckenridge Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Generals Highway    Hume Lake Ranger District
Golden Trout Wilderness    Western Divide Ranger District
Grouse Valley Cabin Complex   
Hume Lake    Hume Lake Ranger District
Jennie Lakes Wilderness    Open.
Kern Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway    Seasonal Road Closure. Road close at 180 and Hume Lake Road, Foot Traffic is Welcome.
Kings Wild and Scenic River    Hume Lake Ranger District
Lake Isabella Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Lloyd Meadow    Western Divide Ranger District
Monarch Wilderness    Temporarily closed due to the Rough Fire. Check with local agencies for updates.
Piute Mountains Open to Visitor
Scodie Mountains Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
South Sierra Wilderness Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
West Side Plateau Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District


Jennie Lakes Wilderness

Jennie Lake Wilderness sign

The 10,500-acre Jennie Lakes Wilderness is a lovely mixture of lakes, meadows, forests, and streams. Mostly above 7,000 feet in elevation, this wilderness contains scenic variations of alpine and sub-alpine forest of White & Red Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Western White Pine, Jeffrey & Ponderosa Pine, with an abundance of wildflowers in the Spring and Summer. The summit of Mitchell Peak is the highest point at 10,365 feet. Four trailheads access 26 miles of trails within the wilderness. Several of these trails also connect to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park's enormous backcountry.

For current Jennie Lakes trail conditions, click here.

There are four trailheads into Jennie Lakes Wilderness:

Areas & Activities

Visitor Information

  • Recreation Opportunity Guides

    Detailed recreation information for hiking, camping, wildlife, outdoor ethics, and more...

  • Passes and Permits

    Campfire Permits, River Permits, Southern Sierra Passes, America the Beautiful (Annual, Senior, and Access), and more...

  • Wilderness

    Wilderness travel planning information...