Explore the Land of Giants
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.
Sequoia National Forest
Giant Sequoia National Monument
"Of all the mountain ranges I have climbed; I like the Sierra Nevada the best."
- John Muir
Forest Conditions: Know Before You Go!
A well-planned outing can make the difference between a life-long memory and a disaster you hope to forget as soon as possible. Beautiful, sunny conditions where you live won't necessarily guarantee you the same when you're planning to hike a trail that's located at an elevation above 2500 feet.
Always consult our motorized recreation use maps and Forest Orders for more information. The condition of forest roads that remain open during the winter and early spring can change dramatically without warning; wind, snow and rain events can have substantial effects on road and trail conditions causing hazards and obstructions to travel. Be sure to plan and prepare for your trip to ensure the best possible time for you and others who will be sharing the roads with you.
For information on current forest road conditions, please contact your local Ranger District office before heading out.
Many services are available online
- California Campfire Permits
- Annual or Lifetime Federal Recreation Pass, including all Senior Passes
- Forest Maps
Popular Recreation Activities
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.
Only You Can Prevent Wildfires
Millions of wildland acres will burn unintentionally this year.
It's Good To Get Outdoors!
Nature instills a peace and calmness we can't experience in our daily lives, and the more we discover the natural world around us, the more we will feel connected to the world