Sequoia National Park Area Map
Common sense safety precautions are usually the rule of thumb in most national parks and visitors simply need to pay attention to, and respect, the elements and wildlife to have a great experience.
Always carry plenty of food and water with you if you're hiking, and plan to fill up the gas tank before you enter the park (there are no gas stations located within the park). You'll also want to pick up a map at one of the park's visitors centers, as cell service is unreliable within the park.
According to the National Park Service, most park deaths result from drowning in rivers. While the surface may look calm, strong currents often run below. Getting out of a cold, swift river is often impossible. Unless you are very familiar with the area, never hike or camp alone. As for animals, make plenty of noise when hiking and always secure your food and garbage. You may see black bears in the park, but close encounters are rare. Keep your distance. For more information on safety tips, consult the NPS website.
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