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Nearby cities & towns:

Giant Forest & Lodgepole
Three Rivers


Helpful Phone Numbers:
Sequoia National Park
P.O. Box 789
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Park Info

government web site
Sequoia Weather
Sequoia Wilderness Permits

Sequoia Backpacking

  • fire permits are required
  • permits are required for overnight backcountry camping
  • check with the correct ranger district for all back country camping restrictions
  • see more on Mineral King

Trail head parking spots located at:

 camp  sites  elev.  veg  toilet  water  contact  fee
South Fork 13 3650 mixed pit piped Sequoia NP
[Dennison Ridge & Hocket Lakes]
Hwy.198 Three Rivers, East on South Fork Rd. &continue 23 mi. to the campground.

camp sites elev veg toilet water contact fee
Atwell Mill 23 6650 pines pit piped Sequoia NP
[along Atwell Creek]
Hwy.198 Three Rivers, north 3 mi. Right on Mineral King Rd. & go 21 mi. to the campground. open May - September

Backpackers should plan their routes ahead & try to ead over to Mineral King. It is a 25 mile long VERY winding road & this place is very beautiful, tucked way way back there & well worth the drive. Hiking is amazing as you can park at 8000-9000' elevations & be up over a 11,000' pass to serene lakes in little time. Great trailhead!!!

Rangers Phone #

Hume Lake Ranger

Tule River

Honeymoon Cabin

Sequoia Park Campgrounds

campground  elev.

 veg toilet water  
Atwell Mill
Mineral King
6650' 23 pines pit piped open in summer
Lodgepole 6700' 214 pines flush piped open all year, busy camp
Potwisha 4000' ? 42 oaks pines flush piped hot dry, Kaweah River
South Fork 3650' 10 - vault creek May-Oct

in nearby Giant Sequoia National Monument -
campground  elev.

 veg toilet water link  
Hume Lake 5200' 60 pines flush piped NFS May-Aug, popular recreation
Landslide 5800' 6 pines vault creek NFS May-Sept, creekside
Ten Mile 5800' 10 pines vault creek NFS May-Sept, creekside

Primitive Camping near the National Parks

The National Park does not allow open car camping on the backroads. Nearby remote camping options are the Sequoia National Forest....a small section is located just next door, sandwiched in between Kings Cyn & Sequoia National Parks, featuring Jennie Lakes & Monarch Wilderness. If you have the time, check out Big Meadows Rd #14S11 - off the main Sequoia Highway, for the best car camping options in the region. Not only does this area have horse camping, but developed Campgrounds have toilets & there is wonderful dispersed camping the further back you drive - twelve miles to the end of the pavement. Secluded camping near Sequoia National Park - it can happen.

If you wanna avoid most of the regular parks crowds & could care less about big trees, head over to Mineral King. It is a 25 mile long, VERY winding road & if you go down there 'just for the day' you'll be sorry. Plan to stay at least one over night back here, if not this place is very beautiful, tucked way way back there & well worth the drive. Hiking is amazing. You can park at 8000-9000' elevations & be up over a 11,000' pass to serene lakes in little time. Backpackers love it.

Sequoia Hiking

FOOTBRIDGE HIKE: in the Mineral King Area -Great half day hike down to the Kaweah River. A cool small wooden bridge down there & the trail leads off into a number of great backpacking destinations.

JENNIE LAKE Wilderness: These trailheads can be accessed by Big Meadow Road
Monarch Wilderness & Jennie Lakes Hiking

Day Hike Info for Sequoia Park


Mineral King.. well worth the drive

Dispersed Camping on back roads near Big Meadow Road & Hume Lake

Sequoia Rock Climbing

  • Angel Wings
  • Buck Rock
  • Castle Rock Spire
  • Chimney Rocks Area
  • Hanging Rock
  • Little Baldy
  • Moro Rock
  • The Watchtower

    Exact routes & more info for Sequoia rock climbing can be found here.

    Sequoia Snow Skiing & Snowmobiling

  • Big Meadows Rd #14S11
  • Buck Rock Area
  • Castle Rock Spire
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