Our local naturalists and skills-based guides collectively have thousands of hours of experience on over 800 miles of park trails. They've been to the highest point in the continental U.S. They've explored the parks on trail and off. They've kayaked, fished, floated, walked, run, climbed, skied, backpacked, birded, caved and sauntered in every corner of these parks. They provide pre-trip tips and tricks, consultation, permits, excellent instruction, support and top-notch fun for those preparing for a trip of a lifetime.

RATES:  All rates are per naturalist. Large groups may require more than one guide.

groups 1 to 6 participants:

0 - 4 hours $200

4 - 8 hours $350

groups 7 or more participants:

0 - 4 hours $250

4 - 8 hours $375


School groups are given the opportunity to experience Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks through hands-on learning and outdoor settings. The programs are specially designed around the teachers' curriculum and chosen educational topics like: geology, plants, animals, ecosystems, air quality, caves, water resources, sequoias and more. Students leave with a deep appreciation and connection to our natural world.
Please call SFI for school group opportunites 559.565.4251


Can you name the top five giant sequoias in the world? Do you know how to get there?
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are home to the top five largest giant sequoias in the world! Bring a lunch and get off the beaten path with your very own local expert. Have a blast checking these trees off your list, taking photos, and learning what inspired John Muir to call this the “Giant Forest”. Whether you are an experienced hiker or young person, we promise that you won’t forget this day! Since 1983 the Sequoia Field Institute has provided the only authorized in-Parks guides. Our guides receive training from local and national topic experts and the National Park Service. We’ve hiked, caved, walked, climbed, and explored along hundreds of miles of Parks trails and water bodies. Our hobbies are our job. We love watching wildlife, photography, backpacking, looking for wildflowers and birds, astronomy, and sharing our enthusiasm with young and young-at-heart people from around the world. Twenty-nine years of guiding experience is at your service! We will be hiking on trail and off, up to five miles with little elevation change. You will need a car to get you from John Muir’s Giant Forest over to Grant Grove. Bring lunch, water, camera, clothing appropriate to the weather, snacks.
Cost: $350 for a group up to six people

Duration: allow 6 hours for this inspiring day

Group size: up to 6 people

Reserve: call 559.565.4251 or email