Forest employee snowmobile patrol

The Sequoia National Forest covers over 1.1 million acres in three counties of Southern California and offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for people to enjoy.  The Forest offers 52 developed campgrounds, hiking on more than 1,147 miles of trails including 47 miles of the PCT, over 314,448 acres of wilderness, 222 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers, 2,617 rivers and streams, world-class whitewater rapids, 158 ponds and lakes, boating, fishing, biking, horseback riding and more.

Seasonal Road Closures

Forest officials have implemented seasonal road closures across the Sequoia National Forest due to recent and forecasted winter weather. Due to heavy snow or rain, prohibiting motorized wheeled vehicles on these roads is necessary for public safety because of the possibility that motorized wheeled vehicles could become stuck and require search and rescue efforts. Forest visitors and emergency responders are put at unnecessary risk without the road closures. We will monitor road conditions and reopen them as soon as weather permits.

For current road Status by Ranger District area, email or call:

  • Hume Lake Ranger District, Dunlap               (559) 791-5758
  • Western Divide Ranger District, Springville   (559) 483-0408. 
  • Kern River Ranger District, Kernville             (760) 549-9533

Forest unveils Piute Mountains Travel Management webpage

Sequoia National Forest officials announce the new Piute Mountains Travel Management webpage for public use. The Piute Mountains unit is a popular destination for off-road vehicle enthusiasts, hikers, and hunters. The area comprises a set of world-class OHV trails, a unique matrix of historically and culturally sensitive sites, a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail, and several rare and sensitive ecosystems.

 Piute Mountains Travel Management webpage

Windy Fire - Area, Roads, and Trails Closure Order 

Areas south of California Hot Springs, Pine Flat and Sugarloaf; and areas east of Lloyd Meadow Road are now open for public use. The Trail of 100 Giants remains closed, Forest officials anticipate it will reopen this summer. Please view the forest order and map for full details and additional areas available to the public.

Forest Order 0513-21-41 in effect through June 15, 2022.

Sequoia National Forest Visitor Services Available

Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm by calling your local office or emailing 

  • Hume Lake Ranger District, Dunlap                             (559) 791-5758
  • Western Divide Ranger District, Springville                 (559) 483-0408
  • Kern River Ranger District, Kernville                           (760) 549-9533
  • Forest Supervisor’s Office, Porterville                          (559) 784-1500

Many services are available online


Popular Recreation Activities

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We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!

Looking for something to do? Plan your trip and discover an adventure


Fire and Aviation ManagementThe Sequoia National Forest has a very active Fire and Aviation division. Find out more about Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) on the Sequoia.


Logo of handshake in front of tree to promote ecological restorationA video podcast series on Ecological Restoration, called "Restore," provides video podcasts highlighting successes we are making in our restoration activities.

View our RESTORE video series.


California Tree Mortality.Tree mortality in California crosses all land ownerships; government, citizens and private industry are working together to mitigate hazards and create more resilient forests. More information is available at:

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Forest Closes Location of the Historic Big Blue Mill Site to Public Access

The Sequoia National Forest has closed the Historic Big Blue Mill (Site) due to elevated levels of heavy metals that were determined to be a potential risk to public health. The Forest Service will be conducting an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EECA) this Fall/Winter to evaluate Removal Action alternatives in order to reduce the risk of exposure to human health and the environment. 


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Millions of wildland acres will burn unintentionally this year.

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