Recreation

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

Spotlights

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.

There are four trailheads into Jennie Lakes Wilderness:

Fire Danger Level: Low
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...