Sequoia National Forest

Additional Recreation Sites Now Open

Revised Sequoia (SQF) Complex area closure in effect

The Sequoia National Forest is opening additional recreational opportunities for the public closed initially due to the Sequoia (SQF) Complex fires. 

Visitors may now access the Trail of 100 Giants. The roads are open from California Hot Springs to the intersection of Western Divide (M107) with Last Chance Road (Forest Road No. 22S02). From there, a visitor can travel down Last Chance Road to the Lloyd Meadow Road (Forest Road No. 22S82) then south to reach Johnsondale. Areas west to the forest boundary and north of this route are closed, while areas south are open.

The public can also travel from the intersection of Mountain Road 99 up Sherman Pass Road (Forest Road No. 22S05) to its intersection with Cherry Hill Road (Forest Road No. 22S12), where the Sherman Pass Road is closed going northeast. The forest area north of that route is closed, while the area south is open to the public. 

Sherman Pass Road remains closed from its intersection with Cherry Hill Road to just south of Blackrock, where it intersects with Forest Road No. 21S02. From there, the closure boundary heads north along Forest Road No. 21S02 to tie in with the Forest boundary at Osa Meadows. All areas west of this route are closed. East of this route is open to the public.

Fire equipment continues to travel routes that are closed, extinguishing hot spots, removing hazards, and working on suppression repair. Once work is complete, additional areas will reopen to the public.


The revised area closure order and map are available here.

A high quality map of the closure area is  available here.

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.

SQF Complex

The lightning-caused Castle Fire was spotted Wednesday, August 19, burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. 

For more information please contact: 

Fire information:  Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.   
Twitter:    @sequoiaforest                                                        
Fire Info Line:  559-697-5148

Virtual Services

Sequoia National Forest Visitor Information has moved to virtual services. If you need immediate assistance or have questions, please email or call the Supervisor's Office, a District Ranger Station listed below Monday- Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm:

Supervisor’s Office in Porterville              (559) 920-1588
Hume Lake Ranger District in Dunlap       (559) 791-5758
Western Divide District in Springville       (559) 920-0460
‚ÄčKern River Ranger District in Kernville     (760) 549-9533


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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.


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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 metals that were determined to be a potential risk to public health. The Forest Service will be conducting additional investigations summer of 2020 to determine the full nature and extent of contamination.


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