Sequoia National Forest Guide

This national forest is best known for the giant sequoia, the largest tree in the world. While these towering mammoths are spectacular, the park has much more to offer the outdoor enthusiast in the way of towering cliffs, rushing rivers, and placid lakes. You can hike or travel via ATV, mountain bike, or horseback through the 1,500 miles of maintained roads, 1000 miles of abandoned roads, and 850 miles of trails. You can enjoy boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, whitewater rafting, and kayaking in the warmer months. In winter, you can go downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. In addition to black bears, animals that roam the forest include coyotes, badgers, sheep, deer, opossums, wolverines, beavers, muskrats, mountain lions, foxes, and an almost endless list of birds.

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How to get to Sequoia National Forest

Address: 32588 Hwy 190, Springville, CA 93265

Fee: Entry fee $0

Many choose Sequoia National Forest as a quieter alternative to Yosemite and other busy attractions. The highlight is the giant trees, but you'll find much more to explore. There's plenty of room to spread out on backcountry trails as well as short hikes just off the road. Every season has unique offerings ranging from lake beaches to wildflower romps and cross-country skiing treks. With over 1.1 million acres, Sequoia National Forest is a perfect place to explore in an RV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Sequoia National Forest

Is there a fee to get into Sequoia National Forest?

No, there is not a fee to get into Sequoia National Forest. However, Sequoia National Park does have a $35 per vehicle entrance fee. There may also be fees and permits required for various recreational activities in the forest.

Is there a limit to how long you can camp in Sequoia National Forest?

Yes, there is a limit to how long you can camp in Sequoia National Forest. The maximum stay at most campgrounds and for dispersed camping is 14 days in one spot, with a 30-day maximum stay per ranger district per calendar year.

Is Sequoia National Forest open all year round?

Yes, Sequoia National Forest is open year-round. In summer, there is hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, and other warm-weather activities. In winter, visitors can snowshoe, cross-country ski, and enjoy cold snowy weather.

What is the best time to visit Sequoia National Forest?

The best time to visit Sequoia National Forest is from June through August. The weather is warm, making it a great time to hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, and more. If you visit the forest in winter, there will be snow. It's a fun time to be in the forest, but you will need snow tires or chains.

What type of wildlife lives in Sequoia National Forest?

Wildlife in Sequoia National Forest includes gray foxes, bobcats, skunks, black bears, woodrats, California quail, acorn woodpeckers, and California newts. The forest is also home to a variety of birds, reptiles, and other small animals.