Sequoia National Forest &
Giant Sequoia National Monument


Trail of 100 Giants – Freeman Creek Grove – Big Meadow – Monarch Wilderness – Lake Isabella – Kern River

Planning a visit? For detailed information on current restrictions and closures in this national forest, visit the official USFS Sequoia National Forest website.

The Sequoia National Forest is one of nineteen National Forests in California. It takes its name from the Giant Sequoia, the world’s largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the forest’s lower slopes. The Sequoia’s landscape is as spectacular as its trees. Soaring granite monoliths, glacier-torn canyons, roaring whitewater, and more await your discovery at the Sierra Nevada’s southern end. Elevations range from 1,000 feet in the foothill region to over 12,000 feet in the rugged high country, providing visitors with some of the most spectacular views of mountain landscape in the entire west.

Giant Sequoia National Monument has two sections. In the north, the monument is located in an area along the southeast border of Kings Canyon National Park. The southern portion lies south of Sequoia National Park.

Trail of 100 Giants Interpretive panel

3FIA recently partnered with the Giant Sequoia National Monument Association, California Land Management, and Sequoia National Forest to design and install interpretive panels at the Trail of 100 Giants. Read more about this project.

Golden Trout Wilderness

Hume Lake

The Needles

Indian Basin

Southern Sierra Nevada

The Sequoia National Forest is located between Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  It includes the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Visitors can access this Forest via CA-180, CA-98, CA-190, and CA-178.

Volunteers helped to install a series of interpretive panels at the Trail of 100 Giants in the Giant Sequoia National Monument that were produced with funds donated to honor the memory of Art Cowley, whose life and work helped people to better understand and appreciate these ancient trees.

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Three-Forests Interpretive Association
30330 Watts Valley Road
Tollhouse, CA 93667