The best times to visit Kings Canyon National Park for ideal weather are
June 4th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kings Canyon National Park Travel Guide
Weather in Kings Canyon National Park
Average temperatures in Kings Canyon National Park vary somewhat and are too cold to be considered temperate by most. The area is in the bottom 2 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kings Canyon National Park, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-August where highs are regularly around 83.7°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.5°F (6.9°C) at night.
Kings Canyon National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kings Canyon National Park Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Kings Canyon National Park Perceived Temperature (F)
Kings Canyon National Park Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kings Canyon National Park Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kings Canyon National Park.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kings Canyon National Park (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kings Canyon National Park has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (21% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (46.4%).
Wind in Kings Canyon National Park is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.4 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 20.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kings Canyon National Park.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||4.1||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||5.4||a light breeze||15||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.5||a light breeze||17.3||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.8||a gentle breeze||19.1||a fresh breeze|
|May||7.6||a gentle breeze||19.3||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||7.2||a gentle breeze||19.5||a fresh breeze|
|Jul||5.7||a light breeze||18.7||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||5.7||a light breeze||18.4||a fresh breeze|
|Sep||5.2||a light breeze||16.4||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||5||a light breeze||14.8||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||4.9||a light breeze||14||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||5.2||a light breeze||14.9||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kings Canyon National Park?
As of 6/22/2017 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
Overall Kings Canyon National Park Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.6°F (22°C) and 45°F (7.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kings Canyon National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79°F (26.1°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Kings Canyon National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 39.5°F (4.2°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.