Part of the beauty of this natural park is its remoteness. But that doesn’t have to mean a long drive. Public shuttles run daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day (note that hazardous road conditions can change scheduling, so check in advance). For a reasonable fee, the Sequoia Shuttle picks up passengers in Visalia (35 miles/56 kilometres) west for the 45-minute drive to the park, passing through the hamlet of Three Rivers then continuing to the Giant Forest Museum. From there you can pick up the park’s free shuttle, which stops at key destinations, such as the General Sherman Tree and Moro Rock. In-park shuttles are in service roughly the same time as the Sequoia Shuttle, though some days can be added during the winter holidays.
If you want to go even further with your public transit options, consider using Amtrak. Trains stop in the Central Valley town of Hanford, then Amtrak buses continue the 35 miles/56 kilometers east to Visalia, where you can pick up the Sequoia Shuttle to get to the park.