Sequoia National Forest North Area Campgrounds

Springville, California

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A major feature of this area is Long Meadow, one of the finest sequoia groves in the national forest. The Trail of a Hundred Giants, a half-mile loop through this magnificent stand of trees, begins at the Redwood Meadow Campground. The trail is relatively flat and wheelchair accessible. Unusual features of the grove are the density of the big trees, the number of "twins"—two sequoias growing close together and sharing ground resources—and a "sequedar," a sequoia and a cedar that have grown together. A 25-mile stretch of the North Fork of the Kern River, designated a Wild and Scenic River, runs from north to south through the region. It offers fishing and challenging kayaking and whitewater rafting. And Cholollo Campground provides an unusual opportunity to camp on the Tule River Indian Reservation. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Methuselah, Hedrick Pond, Frazier Mill, Shake Camp, Hidden Falls, Moses Gulch, Balch County Park, Wishon, Belnap, Coy Flat, Quaking Aspen, Peppermint, Lower Peppermint, Leavis Flat, Holey Meadow, Redwood Meadow, Long Meadow, White River, Panorama, Frog Meadow, Cholollo, Headquarters, Camp 3, Hospital Flat, Kern River, Gold Ledge, Fairview, Limestone, Horse Meadow, Troy Meadow, Fish Creek, and Kennedy Meadows.
Camping Southern California

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Camping Southern California

by Richard McMahon (Falcon Guides)

A major feature of this area is Long Meadow, one of the finest sequoia groves in the national forest. The Trail of a Hundred Giants, a half-mile loop through this magnificent stand of trees, begins at the Redwood Meadow Campground. The trail is relatively flat and wheelchair accessible. Unusual features of the grove are the density of the big trees, the number of "twins"—two sequoias growing close together and sharing ground resources—and a "sequedar," a sequoia and a cedar that have grown together. A 25-mile stretch of the North Fork of the Kern River, designated a Wild and Scenic River, runs from north to south through the region. It offers fishing and challenging kayaking and whitewater rafting. And Cholollo Campground provides an unusual opportunity to camp on the Tule River Indian Reservation. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Methuselah, Hedrick Pond, Frazier Mill, Shake Camp, Hidden Falls, Moses Gulch, Balch County Park, Wishon, Belnap, Coy Flat, Quaking Aspen, Peppermint, Lower Peppermint, Leavis Flat, Holey Meadow, Redwood Meadow, Long Meadow, White River, Panorama, Frog Meadow, Cholollo, Headquarters, Camp 3, Hospital Flat, Kern River, Gold Ledge, Fairview, Limestone, Horse Meadow, Troy Meadow, Fish Creek, and Kennedy Meadows.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Springville
Campsites: 32 Separate campgrounds
Season: All year, but many only open spring to fall
Local Contacts: Mountain Home State Forest; Sequoia National Forest
Topo Map: Sequoia National Forest (North) Area Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Southern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/1/2010

We stayed at the Moses Gulch campground which was beautiful with many large campgrounds. We took a 3-mile hike to the hidden falls campground which was amazing as well. The falls were beautiful and the walk was very easy. I enjoyed my camping experience and would highly recommend any of the campgrounds around this area. The only downfall is that none of the campgrounds take reservations.

9/2/2005

The trails were beautiful and well marked. The campgrounds are clean and well groomed. Moses Gulch is a great campgrounds in a perfect location. Be aware that the road trip up the mountain takes about an hour to an hour and half. Over all, great trip, few people (except at the fishing ponds), beautiful scenery and nice grounds. Highly recommend.

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