Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks  by Robert Stone
Here's a clear, concise guide to the best day hikes in these adjacent national parks. These 61 day hikes will introduce you to the world's largest trees and some of the most impressive canyons, rock formations and panoramic overlooks found anywhere. Hikes range from easy strolls through giant sequoia groves to alpine treks away from the crowds, accomodating every level of experience.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 61.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 61.

This hike takes you through a dense evergreen forest with giant sequoias to a narrow, picturesque gorge. At the gorge is a bridge crossing the East Fork Kaweah River. Upstream from the bridge is a dyn ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
During the 1920s and 1930s, Bear Hill was a garbage dump site (and feeding ground) for black bears. It was closed in the 1940s due to conflicts between bears and humans. This hike crosses Bear Hill pa ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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Big Baldy is a bare, rocky knob with great panoramas in every direction. A forested path to the 8,209-foot summit follows a ridge with several overlooks along the east wall of Redwood Canyon. Redwood ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
The Big Stump Basin was logged for timber in the 1880s. These stumps are massive. The hike loops through the gutted grove past a continuous series of stunning stumps, standing giant sequoias and the l ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Black Wolf Falls is a wide, 50-foot tall cataract on Monarch Creek. The waterfall cascades over beautiful multicolored rock into pools below. The clearly defined path to the falls is not a designated ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
This hike leads to Kaweah Vista and Bobcat Point, two stunning overlooks on the rim of the 3,000-foot deep Middle Fork Kaweah River canyon. On the return, the hike crosses two groups of bedrock mortar ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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The trail to Bubbs Creek parallels the South Fork of the Kings River with views of towering, glacially carved peaks on every side. Grand Sentinel and The Sphinx are on the south canyon wall, North Dom ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
Buena Vista Peak is a large, rounded granite dome at 7,605 feet. Several gnarled, twisted Jeffrey pines grow on the dome. Buena Vista, meaning “good view” in Spanish, has great views in every directio ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Cold Springs Trail follows the East Fork Kaweah River up the glacially carved Mineral King valley. Towering mountain peaks surround the trail. Along the way is a nature loop with interpretive sign ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
The Congress Trail is a premier hiking path through the heart of a sequoia grove in the Alta Plateau section of Giant Forest. It is a paved, handicapped accessible path beginning at the General Sherma ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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The Copper Creek Trail heads strenuously up the north wall of Kings Canyon between North Dome and Buck Peak. It leads to Lower Tent Meadow, a backpacker campground, and on to the Monarch Divide. The t ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
Crescent Meadow is a stream-fed, flower-filled meadow rimmed with firs and giant sequoias. It is one of the most picturesque meadows in the park. This hike links several paths, forming a loop through ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
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The Dead Giant Loop Trail heads downhill into a sequoia, fir and pine forest. The trail passes Dead Giant, a massive sequoia axed by loggers. The trail continues to a knoll at the Sequoia Lake Overloo ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
The Don Cecil Trail climbs six miles up the north-facing slopes of Kings Canyon to Lookout Peak. This hike heads up to Sheep Creek, serving as the water supply for Cedar Grove Village. The trail cross ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Farewell Gap Trail begins at the end of the road in Mineral King. The trail follows the East Fork Kaweah River up the stunning glacial valley in the shadows of 11,000-foot granite peaks. The path ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
The General Grant Tree Trail loops through a beautiful grove with a dense concentration of giant sequoias. Interpretive signs identify names, historical events, forest features and information about t ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Redwood Canyon is home to the largest concentration of giant sequoias in the world. The trail loops through the solitude of this lush canyon past hundreds of giant sequoias. Hike through the length of ...
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
This nature loop is an easy stroll through a lush grove in Giant Forest. The trail meanders through majestic stands of giant sequoias with informative trailside exhibits. The exhibits describe the rel ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Heather Lake sits in a picturesque, glacially carved alpine cirque tucked against jagged granite cliffs. This hike begins on the Lakes Trail and connects with the Watchtower and Hump Trails, forming a ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
The High Sierra Trail is a trans-Sierra back-packing route. It leads 34 miles to the Kern River Canyon and 71 miles to the summit of Mount Whitney at 14,495 feet, the highest peak in the contiguous Un ...
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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