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Sequoia Shuttle Season Kicks off May 23


The 2024 Sequoia Shuttle Season is just around the corner, with the popular park service kicking off again on May 23.

“We’re pleased to come back for another strong Sequoia Shuttle season, which is right around the corner,” said Angelina DeRossett, City of Visalia Transit Manager. “Our 2024 Shuttle season allows visitors to leave the driving to us, enjoy the trip and arrive refreshed and ready for all that Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park has to offer in spring, summer and fall.”

Residents and visitors from all over the world can plan ahead when visiting the Sequoia National Park and make a reservation via the online system at

Operated by the City of Visalia Transit Division, the Sequoia Shuttle offers various pickup and drop-off locations throughout Visalia, and even surrounding communities, such as Farmersville, Exeter, Lemon Cove, and Three Rivers.

The shuttle allows riders to access many areas of the National Park, including the largest tree in the world by volume, during the peak travel season of May 23 – September 2 for just $20 roundtrip. The National Park Service requires all riders and visitors entering Sequoia and Kings Canyon to have a national park entrance pass. Please visit for entrance fees and passes.

Reservations for the Sequoia Shuttle can be made online at or over the phone at (877) 287-4453. Reservations can be booked in advance through the end of the season but must be booked at least 90 minutes before the shuttle departure time.

The pickup times for the Sequoia Shuttle vary by pickup location, but start as early as 6 a.m. and are available through 9 a.m. New this season is the addition of pick-up locations at Farmersville City Hall and Exeter Center for Arts, Culture, and History.

Once inside the park, Sequoia Shuttle passengers can enjoy unlimited internal shuttle service to the major attractions of the park from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., which is also when the last shuttle leaves for the day.

“We always advise passengers to plan ahead as much as possible,” added DeRossett. “With limited to no cell phone service in the park, it is very important to keep track of time and know when you are scheduled to come back down the mountain on the shuttle.”

Passengers can enjoy a comfortable and affordable ride up to the park and can even bring a backpack for hiking or their own food in a picnic-size, sealed lunch bag or box to be enjoyed once off the shuttle.

While there are no restrooms on the shuttle, the shuttle stops half-way to take a break. There is room for a total of two bikes and two wheelchairs should passengers need to bring such items on the shuttle.

For more information, visit or call (877) 287-4435.

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