Best Trails Near Lodgepole CA

Lodgepole has 38 trails in the vicinity, including 38 hiking trails and 14 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.5 to 72 miles in length. The longest trail in Lodgepole is Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: High Sierra Trail a well-known trail measuring 72 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon Loop (Backpacking), Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal via the High Sierra Trail (Backpacking) and Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal via the High Sierra Trail (Backpacking). Trails.com member Jennifer L. recently completed Lakes Trail to Heather, Aster, Emerald, and Pear Lakes.

More information on the best trails in Lodgepole can be found below.
  • Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon Loop (Backpacking)

    4 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This 50-plus-mile loop takes you to one of the most scenic canyons in the California, glaciercarved Deadman Canyon. Here, classic High Sierra scenery is abundant, with glistening granite walls ...
    •  6-14 days
    •  52 miles
    •  Guide

    This 50-plus-mile loop takes you to one of the most scenic canyons in the California, glaciercarved Deadman Canyon. Here, ...

  • Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal via the High Sierra Trail (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    What would it be like to walk across the entire Sierra? many hikers wonder. What magical places are hidden in the heart of the range, far from any trip I’ve attempted yet? I want to see them! ...
    •  8-14 days
    •  68.5 miles
    •  Guide

    What would it be like to walk across the entire Sierra? many hikers wonder. What magical places are hidden in the heart of ...

  • Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal via the High Sierra Trail (Backpacking)

    1 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    While it’s lesser known than the 218-mile John Muir Trail, which runs the length of the Sierra from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley, the 68.5-mile High Sierra Trail, traversing the Sierra from ...
    •  8-14 days
    •  68.5 miles
    •  Guide

    While it’s lesser known than the 218-mile John Muir Trail, which runs the length of the Sierra from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite ...

  • Lakes Trail to Heather, Aster, Emerald, and Pear Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Easy access and spectacular scenery combine on one of Sequoia’s most popular hiking and backpacking trips. All four lakes are quite picturesque, and hikers will enjoy plenty of outstanding views ...
    •  2–3 days
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Easy access and spectacular scenery combine on one of Sequoia’s most popular hiking and backpacking trips. All four lakes ...

  • Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon (Backpacking)

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Yosemite Valley is far from being the only “yosemite”* in the Sierra; there are many of them. On this trip, you’ll pass through one of the most beautiful of all Sierran yosemites, Deadman Canyon, ...
    •  8-14 days
    •  52 miles
    •  Guide

    Yosemite Valley is far from being the only “yosemite”* in the Sierra; there are many of them. On this trip, you’ll pass through ...

  • Congress Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Predictably, the most popular trail in the Giant Forest takes visitors to the biggest giant sequoia in the world, the General Sherman Tree, as well as many of the other most notable Big Trees ...
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Predictably, the most popular trail in the Giant Forest takes visitors to the biggest giant sequoia in the world, the General ...

  • Circle Meadow Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    A journey of contrasts, the Circle Meadow Loop begins and ends on the heavily used, paved Congress Trail, passing a number of notable sequoias on the way. The middle part of the trip is on infrequently ...
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A journey of contrasts, the Circle Meadow Loop begins and ends on the heavily used, paved Congress Trail, passing a number ...

  • Trail of the Sequoias

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This trip offers the opportunity to explore the heart of the Giant Forest in silence and serenity, away from the crowds customary on the more popular Congress and Crescent Meadow Trails. You ...
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip offers the opportunity to explore the heart of the Giant Forest in silence and serenity, away from the crowds customary ...

  • Hazelwood Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    An easy loop, the Hazelwood Nature Trail provides a fine introduction to the sequoias of the Giant Forest, with interpretive displays offering information on the human history and ecology of ...
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy loop, the Hazelwood Nature Trail provides a fine introduction to the sequoias of the Giant Forest, with interpretive ...

  • Big Trees Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This paved, wheelchairaccessible nature trail around Round Meadow provides visitors a taste of the Giant Forest experience while they learn about the ecology of the area.
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This paved, wheelchairaccessible nature trail around Round Meadow provides visitors a taste of the Giant Forest experience ...

  • Sunset Rock

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    An easy hike with negligible elevation gain leads hikers to a vista point atop the summit of one of Sequoia’s numerous granite domes. Despite the short distance, the trail offers relative peace ...
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy hike with negligible elevation gain leads hikers to a vista point atop the summit of one of Sequoia’s numerous granite ...

  • Moro Rock: Soldiers Trail and Moro Rock Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This 4-plus-mile loop across the Giant Forest plateau is definitely the long way to the extraordinary view from the top of the exfoliated granite dome of Moro Rock, but hikers should enjoy a ...
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This 4-plus-mile loop across the Giant Forest plateau is definitely the long way to the extraordinary view from the top of ...

  • High Sierra Trail: Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Although less celebrated than the John Muir Trail (JMT), the High Sierra Trail (HST) is another significant jewel in the long-distance backpacker’s crown. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps ...
    •  8–14 days
    •  62 miles
    •  Guide

    Although less celebrated than the John Muir Trail (JMT), the High Sierra Trail (HST) is another significant jewel in the ...

  • Bearpaw Meadow, Hamilton Lakes, and Nine Lakes Basin

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    A weekend trip to Bearpaw Meadow provides plenty of enjoyable scenery. Layover days with a base camp at the campground allow stunningly scenic excursions to impressive mountain landscapes, including ...
    •  3–5 days
    •  42 miles
    •  Guide

    A weekend trip to Bearpaw Meadow provides plenty of enjoyable scenery. Layover days with a base camp at the campground allow ...

  • Giant Forest East Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This trip uses the extensive network of trails crisscrossing the Giant Forest plateau to create a loop showcasing the best the area has to offer. Along the way, you’ll see plenty of the iconic ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip uses the extensive network of trails crisscrossing the Giant Forest plateau to create a loop showcasing the best ...

  • High Sierra Trail: Crescent Meadow to Panther Creek

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    The High Sierra Trail (HST) is one of the better known trails in the park, taking backpackers from the Big Trees (giant sequoias) to the big mountain (Mt. Whitney). Dayhikers can enjoy the initial ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The High Sierra Trail (HST) is one of the better known trails in the park, taking backpackers from the Big Trees (giant sequoias) ...

  • Crescent and Log Meadows Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Although the Crescent Meadow Trail is one of the busiest paths in the Giant Forest, two flower-filled meadows and numerous notable giant sequoias make this loop worth the crowds. Early to midsummer ...
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Although the Crescent Meadow Trail is one of the busiest paths in the Giant Forest, two flower-filled meadows and numerous ...

  • Bobcat Point Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Crescent Meadow is a busy hub of activity on a typical summer day, with a bevy of tourists picnicking, sightseeing, or strolling along the nearby paths. Despite the minimal distance, this trip, ...
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Crescent Meadow is a busy hub of activity on a typical summer day, with a bevy of tourists picnicking, sightseeing, or strolling ...

  • Huckleberry Meadow Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This pleasant loop sees little traffic, sandwiched between two of the Giant Forest’s more popular trails, Crescent Meadow Trail on the south and Congress Trail to the north. The route samples ...
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant loop sees little traffic, sandwiched between two of the Giant Forest’s more popular trails, Crescent Meadow ...

  • Colony Mill Road: Crystal Cave Road to Colony Mill Ranger Station

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    History buffs and solitude seekers will reap big rewards on this short hike to the Colony Mill Ranger Station. From 1886 to 1890, as part of their dream of a utopian society, the Kaweah colonists ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    History buffs and solitude seekers will reap big rewards on this short hike to the Colony Mill Ranger Station. From 1886 ...

  • Middle Fork Kaweah River: Hospital Rock to Panther Creek

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Spring may be the best time to take the trail up Middle Fork Kaweah River. The trail is likely to be free of snow, and mild temperatures, colorful wildflowers, and a swollen river will combine ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Spring may be the best time to take the trail up Middle Fork Kaweah River. The trail is likely to be free of snow, and mild ...

  • Paradise Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    The Paradise Creek Trail is a little-known gem, providing a relatively temperate hike in the summer and a lowelevation alternative to the snowbound high country during the rest of the year.
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Paradise Creek Trail is a little-known gem, providing a relatively temperate hike in the summer and a lowelevation alternative ...

  • Middle Fork Kaweah River: Hospital Rock to Potwisha

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Although unbearably hot in the summer, the Middle Fork Trail offers pleasant hiking the rest of the year. This short section of trail offers fine views of the Middle Fork Kaweah River canyon, ...
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although unbearably hot in the summer, the Middle Fork Trail offers pleasant hiking the rest of the year. This short section ...

  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: Giant Forest Loop

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    This rolling, 7-mile hike travels through some of the largest trees on earth.
    •  1-2 days
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This rolling, 7-mile hike travels through some of the largest trees on earth.

  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks: High Sierra Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lodgepole, CA

    Spend a week (or more) trekking from the Giant Forest’s sequoias to Mount Whitney.
    •  7-10 days
    •  72 miles
    •  Guide

    Spend a week (or more) trekking from the Giant Forest’s sequoias to Mount Whitney.