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Sequoia & Kings National Park for Byron. Updated 6.14.22

 

Main NPS Website 

Find fire, road and park conditions here. Alerts can be helpful for planning. 

Check out the main map.

There are some trail closures because of a recent fire. Check this interactive map for details.


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Off the beaten path

 

From 168, just past Three Rivers you will find Mineral King Road

 

Mineral King Road

A long but scenic drive along the East Fork Kaweah River takes you all the way to Mineral King Ranger Station. There's a Lookout Point Entrance on the main map a third of the way in. You may also find a couple Sequioa Groves to experience without tourists. 

 

Mineral King Road is not recommended for RVs and Trailers so you won't get stuck behind one and less people should be in this area.

Hikes:

Atwell Grove Length 4.8 mi · Climbing 1270 ft

East Fork Grove Length 7.8 mi · Climbing 1370 ft


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Foothills Visitor Center and Park Headquarters

Entrance fees, maps, weather, fire information, trail conditions, recommendations

 

Sequoia Main Attractions

General Sherman Tree

Giant Forest Grove

 

Kings Main Attractions

Giant Grove Village

General Grant Grove

Kings Canyon Overlook

 

180 - Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Beginning in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Dunlap, the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway traverses 50 spectacular miles leading to Roads End, all along Highway 180. The byway begins in the foothills outside of Fresno and then enters the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. It then descends through Sequoia National Forest, then ends at the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park.

 

Cedar Grove Visitor Center

Cedar Grove Overlook

The trail switchbacks up through chaparral to a forested ridge and a rocky outcrop. This strenuous hike will reward you with a gorgeous view up and down Kings Canyon. A round trip of 5 miles with a 1200' elevation gain, this hike takes 3-4 hours to complete. To reach the trailhead, drive past the Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Village and turn right at the fork.

 

Grizzly Falls

Roaring River Falls