Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia to Sequoia National Park Returns for 2022 Season

The seasonal shuttle will begin May 26 and run until September 11, 2022


Visalia, Calif. (Feb 24, 2022) -  The Sequoia Shuttle which operates from the gateway city of Visalia to Sequoia National Park will begin service for the 2022 season starting May 26. With multiple departures daily from most Visalia hotels, the Sequoia Shuttle offers a convenient and cost-effective way for visitors to see one of California’s most majestic national parks. Operating May 26 through September 11, 2022, each 16-passenger shuttle features comfortable seats, luggage space, and an informative video during the trip to the Giant Forest. Round-trip tickets are $20 per person and includes the Park entry fee.


Convenience and Value for Travelers

"The Sequoia Shuttle offers travelers convenience and is a great value for tourists visiting California and our nearby national parks," says Nellie Freeborn, executive director of Visit Visalia. "Riding the shuttle is so easy and at only $20 for a round-trip ticket, it is very budget friendly.” 

The Sequoia Shuttle is a partnership between the City of Visalia Transit Division and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Sequoia Shuttle has proven to be a successful venture for improving the access and the visitor experience to the park while helping to reduce the carbon footprint and aiding in preserving this natural wonder.

The shuttle picks riders up at most Visalia hotels with departures multiple times daily, seven days a week for the trip to the Giant Forest Museum. The internal shuttle, also operated by Visalia Transit, is a free service that connects visitors to all the top sites within the park. The internal shuttle runs continuously through the day and is free to all visitors.


Back Country Hikers

Sequoia National Park offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails that connect to back country trails like the John Muir Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and even to Mount Whitney. Hikers can utilize the Sequoia Shuttle for one-way transportation to key trailheads like the High Sierra Trail.


Accessibility

Each Sequoia Shuttle bus is wheel-chair accessible providing access to the parks for those with limited physical abilities. The parks are continuing to work to make key park experiences more accessible.  Visitor center exhibits, films, trail waysides, and all materials that interpret park resources to the public will be provided in formats that allow visitors with disabilities to participate. Park programs will be created and delivered for all visitors, including visitors with mild to severe disabilities impacting their mobility, vision, hearing, and/or cognitive abilities.

Visit Visalia is also prioritizing accessibility and inclusion particularly to those with sensory disorders like autism. Many Visalia hotels and attractions have undergone training and are now Certified Autism Centers (CACs). Visitors planning a trip to Visalia and the nearby Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are encouraged to use the tools on our website. A complete list of CACs, Visit Visalia Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program participants, links to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks accessibility video series and accessibility guide, and much more are available: https://www.visitvisalia.com/accessible-travel.


How To Ride the Shuttle

Advance shuttle reservations are required for the trip into the park. The cost is just $20 for a round-trip ride. Riders can make their reservations on the sequoia shuttle website. (https://www.sequoiashuttle.com/) Riders meet the shuttle at marked stops at most Visalia hotels as well as the Visalia Transit Center located in downtown Visalia. After a day spent exploring the parks, guests ride the shuttle back to their hotel.


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ABOUT VISIT VISALIA: 

Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to www.VisitVisalia.com and follow Visit Visalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Media Contact:

Visit Visalia
Suzanne Bianco, Tourism Marketing Director
Suzanne@VisitVisalia.com
(559) 334-0141

Ride Sequoia Shuttle from Visalia hotels to Giant Forest. Then hop on the internal shuttle to see all the top sites within the park.

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