Giant Sequoia National Monument

The rich and varied landscape of the Giant Sequoia National Monument holds a diverse array of scientific and historic resources.

Within the boundaries of this monument and protected under Forest Service management are magnificent groves of towering giant sequoias, mountain meadows, limestone caverns, bold granitic domes and spires, plunging gorges, a diverse array of plants and animals, and archaeological sites.

The monument isdivided in two sections, separated by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; the northern portion is in the Hume Lake Ranger District, with vehicle access to the national parks. The southern portion is in the Western Divide Ranger District.

For details about recreation opportunities, choose an area on the map below:

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Note that regulations differ between the park, the monument, and the forest in various ways, such as traveling in wilderness or with a pet, camping, building a campfire, riding a bike, hunting, fishing, riding an off-highway vehicle, or collecting a forest product, such as pine cones.

Giant Sequoia Groves

Thirty-three groves or grove complexes of giant sequoia trees are protected within the monument for visitors to explore. Groves and individual trees that are easiest to reach by passenger vehicle include Converse Basin Grove and the Boole Tree, Indian Basin Grove, Belknap Complex, Long Meadow Grove and the Trail of 100 Giants, and Freeman Creek Grove and the Bush Loop Trail. One-page information sheets are available online here  or at forest offices.
Looking for adventure in more remote locations? Visit one of these groves: Bearskin, Evans Complex, Wishon area groves, Packsaddle, and Deer Creek. Be prepared, as no facilities are at these locations, roads may require high clearance vehicles, and some groves require cross-country travel on foot.