Escape to a world of pristine beauty, majestic mountains and the largest living things on earth—the giant sequoia trees. Along the way, enjoy the orchards, vineyards and hillsides covered in oak trees.

Tulare County is located in the Central Valley of California, about 3 hours north of Los Angeles and 3.5 hours south of San Francisco on the 99 freeway.

With the Sierra Nevada mountains as a stunning backdrop, the county serves as a gateway to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument and many other outdoor destinations, and welcomes visitors with hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping and more.


Air service is available through Fresno-Yosemite International Airport or Meadows Field in Bakersfield. As of January 2021, Southwest Airlines is providing service to Visalia.

Amtrak and Greyhound also provide service to the region, dropping and picking up at the Visalia Transit Center in downtown Visalia.

The Sequoia Shuttle offers seasonal, affordable and convenient round-trip shuttle bus service (wheelchair-accessible) to Sequoia National Park from Visalia, Exeter, Lemon Cove and Three Rivers. Reservations are required. For more information, visit

Who’s up for a road trip?

Mileage and Drive Times to the Sequoias

  • From Yosemite: 170 miles / 3 hours
  • From Los Angeles: 205 miles / 4 hours
  • From San Francisco: 270 miles / 4.75 hours
  • From Las Vegas: 380 miles / 6.5 hours