Fall: Mid-September and October are choice times to visit, with fewer crowds but good weather—warm days, cool nights. Winter: Portions of the parks are closed November until mid-April, but there are great winter activities—including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing—at Grant Grove and Wuksachi Lodge.
How much time do you need in Kings Canyon National Park?
I recommend spending several days to fully explore these parks, but you can definitely do most of the iconic spots over 2 days. Sequoia and Kings Canyon together cover over 1,353 square miles with many mountains and valleys in the mix.
What is the best time to visit Sequoia?
The best time to visit Sequoia National Park is June through August when the weather is the most stable. The park is open 24/7, year-round, but there are certain challenges during select seasons, such as when it snows in December and snow chains or tires are required for safely navigating park roads.
Is May a good time to visit Kings Canyon National Park?
The best time to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is from June to August, when the weather is generally sunny and warm.
How long does it take to drive through Kings Canyon?
It can take 2-3 hours to drive the route but plan on a full day to allow for hiking, picnicking and of course lots of photo taking. The best time to drive the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway is in spring, summer and fall. The road into the canyon is closed in winter months.
Is Kings Canyon worth visiting?
Is Kings Canyon really worth it? Yes, it is worthwhile and you have time for it. The plan you outline is workable. If you arrive at Kings Canyon early enough in the afternoon, you could visit Kathleen Springs.
Is Sequoia National Park worth visiting?
The sequoia trees are amazing and the park is beautiful and definitely WORTH seeing, when you have time to appreciate it. But compared to what you are going to see (Death Valley, Grand Canyon etc.), IMHO, Sequoia can wait for another time.
What months does it snow in Sequoia?
These elevations receive an average of 40 to 45 inches of precipitation annually. Much of this falls during the winter, resulting in a deep blanket of snow from December to May. Sub-zero temperatures, however, are rare. Summer temperatures in Cedar Grove are generally hotter than the average for the middle elevations.
How many days do you need in Yosemite National Park?
If you only plan to do a few hikes and drive around to see the sights, three days is enough to see most everything. If you’d like to linger, you’ll have time to enjoy more ranger-led activities, attend evening programs, take tours, and hang around enjoying the scenery.
What is the best month to visit Yosemite National Park?
The best times to visit Yosemite are May and September, when the park is accessible, but not too crowded. It’s important to know that many roads and trails in Yosemite are closed for the majority of the year due to snow.