Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone Guide Book

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone  by Mike White

466pp/maps/desc/pics
ISBN: 9780899978055

Somewhat less well known by tourists than neighboring Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon are nonetheless revered by outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe as containing some of the most coveted backcountry in the world. A large portion of the distinguished John Muir Trail and all of the High Sierra Trail lies within the parks, as does the Lower 48’s highest mountain, Mount Whitney, and the world’s largest tree, General Sherman. As one of North America’s deepest gorges, Kings Canyon is another important feature of the region that draws a host of sightseers, campers, hikers, backpackers, equestrians, and anglers. Protecting a large area of prime Sierra Nevada topography, Sequoia and Kings Canyon leave a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to experience these marvelous national treasures.

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Trails from the "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone" Guide Book
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... Preview: Alta Peak’s airy summit offers one of the best views available on the western side of Sequoia via a maintained trail. While arduous, a one-day ascent is a viable option for strong hikers who are well ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Visalia, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: Several granite domes rise above the forested terrain on the west side of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, offering inspirational views to those who can gain their summits. At 8,209 feet, Big ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Fresno, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Some of the best high-alpine scenery in the Sierra can be found on this circuit through Big Pine Lakes basin in the North Fork Big Pine Creek drainage. Piercing the rarefied air near the upper height ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Big Pine, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Experience a bit of history on this 2-mile loop, which provides a glimpse into the misguided ethic of the bygone era of the late 1800s, when resources in the western forests seemed inexhaustible. Logg ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Big Trees Trail is a short and easy wheelchair-accessible path around lush Round Meadow filled with seasonal wildflowers and bordered by giant sequoias. Interpretive signs along the trail offer in ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Despite the short length of only 1.25 miles, this loop trip will take you away from the usual hubbub at Crescent Meadow to magnificent vistas of the Great Western Divide and Middle Fork Kaweah River ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Visalia, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: Alpinists from across the globe are drawn to the beauty and challenge of the bevy of 14,000-foot peaks known as the Palisades. Less-adventurous recreationists can enjoy the splendid alpine scenery f ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Big Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: The short 1-mile distance, combined with easy access immediately off Generals Highway, makes this trip to the top of Buena Vista Peak relatively popular. The view from the summit is quite rewarding, ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Fresno, CA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Aside from a 0.75-mile switchbacking climb to an 11,000-foot pass, the grade of the trail is gentle, offering recreationists a relatively easy 4-plus-mile trip to scenic Chicken Spring Lake. Views a ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: The short semiloop around aptly named Chocolate Peak branches off the well-traveled Bishop Pass Trail to a string of picturesque lakes. Additional rewards include not only some outstanding scenery ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Bishop, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mineral King while learning about the human and natural history of the area on this short and easy jaunt along East Fork Kaweah River. The trail is well suited for camper ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Not surprisingly, the largest tree in the world is an attraction guaranteed to lure throngs of tourists, both domestic and international, throughout the course of a Sierra summer. With the General She ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Visalia, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Aside from a 1.75-mile stretch of moderate climbing, the journey to Cottonwood Lakes is on gently graded trail. The relatively easy trail, outstanding scenery, and noted golden trout fishery combine t ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 11.8
... Preview: The Crescent Meadow area is one of the busiest spots in Sequoia National Park. Despite the potential crowds, this short journey to two flower-filled meadows and numerous majestic giant sequoias is a m ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: While the start of this route follows the popular Sawtooth Pass Trail, after 2.9 miles the trail to Crystal Lake veers away to the southeast across open, view-packed Chihuahua Bowl, crosses over an ai ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Crystalline Eagle Lake, reposing majestically in a deep and scenic cirque, lures flocks of anglers, photographers, day hikers, and backpackers to its shores seemingly every summer day. The lake’s popu ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The Atwell-Hockett Trail is not as well traveled as the more popular trails leaving Mineral King, which makes even this short jaunt to the East Fork Grove of giant sequoias a usually secluded experien ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Kearsarge Pass provides one of the least difficult eastern gateways into the High Sierra, as the climb is fairly short and rarely at more than a moderate grade. That ease is relative, though, becaus ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Independence, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: With a height of 268 feet and a base diameter of more than 40 feet (as measured in 2002), the General Grant Tree has the distinction of being the second-largest living tree in the world. Additional pr ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Fresno, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The General Sherman Tree is truly one of the world’s great wonders, reaching heights near 275 feet and a volume of more than 52,500 feet, and achieving a circumference at its base of more than 100 fee ... From the guidebook "Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: 64 Must-do Hikes for Everyone"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9