Sequoia National Park in the Winter is definitely a wonderland. Depending on how late in the year you go, you may encounter little to heavy snow. Be prepared and utilize the guide below to determine proper chain designations.
HOW TO FIND OUT CURRENT STATUS?
Signs are placed near turnouts or an area that’s a pull-off on the road. Do not pass these areas up and make sure you are keeping an eye out. There is also an electronic road sign when you enter the park. You don't need to put on chains at that point, as the drive up is still about 10+ miles. Also, check your National Parks website. Alerts are regularly updated with the current status and road closures.
- GAS! Make sure you fill up before you enter. Chevron is the last gas station you'll pass before entering the park. Click the link above for directions and an exact location.
- During the winter, roads may be closed. Popular attractions such as Moro Rock Trail and Tunnel Tree are only accessible through one road. Be prepared and have a Plan B.
- Hide and store your food properly. As exciting as it sounds, seeing a Black Bear can be dangerous. Ensure you are following proper food storage procedures.
- Do not drive faster than 25MPH, regardless of what the posted speed limit may be.
- Try putting chains on your tires at home. Get comfortable with installing the chains and ensure they actually fit. Also, bring weather proof gloves as harsh winter conditions may make it difficult to install chains or cables.