Kings Canyon Visitor Center

Description

Stop at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center in Grant Grove Village to learn more about the big trees, canyon environment, and watch a short video!

The Center is approximately 3 miles from the Big Strump entrance on Highway 180.


Open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through May, then open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through the summer months.

Services: Books, maps, and educational materials for sale, local wilderness permits issued, accessible restrooms, pay phone, and first aid.


Reach the following trails with permits from this Visitor Center:

Redwood Canyon Trail (Redwood Saddle trailhead): Mostly easy hiking. 2 easy 6-mile (9.6 km) loops through sequoia groves. No campfires. 2-night limit. First campsite - Redwood Creek (1 mile/1.6 km) Limit 15 people/day. Maximum group size is 10.

J.O. Pass Trail (Sunset Meadow trailhead): Moderate hike; first 2 miles (3.2 km) hardest. Forests, lakes. 5.5 miles (8.8 km) to Jenny Lake (Forest Service); 9 miles (14.4 km) to Twin Lakes. First campsite - Rowell Meadow (2 miles/3.2 km) Limit 15 people/day.

Belle Canyon Trail (Sunset Meadow trailhead): Moderate hike; first 2 miles (3.2 km) hardest. Forests, lakes and vistas. 6 miles (9.6 km) to Seville Lake; 8 miles (12.8 km) to Lost Lake. First campsite - Rowell Meadow (2 miles/3.2 km) Limit 25 people/day.

Sugarloaf Trail (Sunset Meadow trailhead): Moderate hike. Spectacular glaciated canyons. First campsite - Rowell Meadow (2 miles/3.2 km) Limit 25 people/day.


47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers CA , 93271
559-565-4307
Website: http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

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