Western Divide Ranger District


The 319,491-acre Western Divide Ranger District encompasses the southern portion of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and is centrally located in Sequoia National Forest. Visitors don't want to miss meandering along the Trail of 100 Giants, scenic view from the top of Dome Rock, or perhaps a backcountry hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness. 

The district offers nine developed campgrounds (including groups sites), rental cabins, developed day use areas, 296 miles of trails, 338 miles of off-highway vehicle routes that offer miles of winter-time ski or snowmobile routes and much more.

At a Glance

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Operational Hours:

Sequoia National Virtual Services Available

Although all Sequoia National Forest offices are temporarily closed, virtual services are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm by calling (559) 483-0408 or emailing SM.FS.SequoiaNF@usda.gov. 
Reservations: Campgrounds Available: Reservations available at Recreations.gov or call 877-444-6777.
Open Season: Year round
Information Center: At this time Virtual Services are available for the Western Divide Ranger District, Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm by email at SM.FS.SequoiaNF@usda.gov or phone at 559-483-0408.

General Information

General Notes:


Mountain Home Area – Mountain Home, Middle Tule, and Upper Tule Groves of Giant Sequoias; Long Meadow Trail to Redwood Crossing and the Golden Trout Wilderness

Tule Canyon – Upper and Lower Coffee Camp Day Use Areas; The Stairs Day Use Area; Wishon Campground; Wishon Rental Cabin, Doyle Springs Trail to Wishon Grove, Fox Farm Road to Alder Creek Grove

Camp Nelson Area – Belknap and Coy Flat Campgrounds; Nelson Trail through Belknap, McIntyre and Wheel Meadow Groves; McIntyre and Soda Springs Recreation Residence Tracts; Roger’s Camp Road to Black Mountain Grove, Red Hill Grove, and Windy Gap

Great Western Divide – Trail of 100 Giants; Dome Rock; trails to the Needles, Summit National Recreation Trail; Slate Mountain Botanical Area; Quaking Aspen Campground; Quaking Aspen Group Campground; Quaking Aspen Historic Guard Station Rental Cabin; Quaking Aspen Winter Trailhead; Redwood Meadow Campground; Long Meadow Group Campground; Holey Meadow Campground; Upper Peppermint Dispersed Camping Area; Summit, Click’s Creek and Lewis Camp Trailheads to the Golden Trout Wilderness; Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Station

Golden Trout Wilderness – Maggie Lakes, Maggie Mountain, Coyote Lakes, Little Kern and Kern Rivers, Little Kern and Kern Lakes, Grey Meadow and Trout Meadow Historic Guard Station Cabins, Silver Knapsack Trail, Farewell Gap and Kern Canyon entrances to Sequoia National Park Wilderness Areas

Lloyd Meadow Road – George Bush Tree and Freeman Creek Trail; Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern Trailheads leading to the Golden Trout Wilderness; Lower Peppermint Campground; Camp Whitsett Boy Scout Camp; Pyles Boys Camp; Whitewater boating and rafting on the Kern River

Portuguese Pass Area – Tobias Peak Fire Lookout; Frog Meadow and Panorama Dispersed Camping Areas; Historic Baker Point Lookout and Baker Point Botanical Area; Sunday Peak Trailhead; Starvation Road leading to the Starvation and Packsaddle Groves

California Hot Springs Area – CA Hot Springs Resort (private); Leavis Flat Campground; White River Campground; White River and Deer Creek Grove (southernmost grove of giant sequoias)

Poso/Sugarloaf Area – Poso Historic Guard Station Rental Cabin; Sugarloaf Winter Trailhead

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