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Fresno to Kings Canyon NP on public transport or tour group?

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Fresno to Kings Canyon NP on public transport or tour group?

Hi there... I'm heading to Fresno to do a week long hiking trip in Yosemite next year, through Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides. While I'm there I'm hoping to be able to visit Kings Canyon to do some day hiking.

Is anyone aware of any tour companies that go into the park?

How easy/difficult is it to get there on public transport? Is there a shuttle system within the park?

I'm travelling from New Zealand, and hiring a car and driving on my own on the wrong side of the road isn't really the best option for anyone (myself or other drivers) ;-)

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1. Re: Fresno to Kings Canyon NP on public transport or tour group?

There is a nice free shuttle in Sequoia NP during the summer, generally serving the Lodgepole-Giant Forest area. Dates and times vary each year, current information is posted here. nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/parktransit.htm

There is also a $15/roundtrip shuttle service to the Giant Forest from the city of Visalia (also summer only), current information here https://www.sequoiashuttle.com/. I'm afraid I don't know what your options are for getting from Fresno to Visalia - perhaps look at Amtrak's website. I have a feeling you wouldn't be able to manage it without at least one overnight, though. (The west is much, much easier to visit with a rental vehicle.)

I don't know of any tour options, perhaps someone else might have a suggestion.

Edited: 02 May 2014, 00:50
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2. Re: Fresno to Kings Canyon NP on public transport or tour group?

Fresno to Visalia and back, four Amtrak links per day. Two by train + bus (change at Hanford), two by Thruway bus.

http://www.amtrak.com/home

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