Don Cecil Trail to Lookout Peak

Cedar Grove, California 95709

Don Cecil Trail to Lookout Peak

Don Cecil Trail to Lookout Peak Professional Review and Guide

"The 5-mile climb up to the top of Lookout Peak affords hikers a bird’seye view of Kings Canyon and an impressive vista of the peaks and ridges forming the backcountry beyond. A few tourists will hike the first mile up to the cool grotto of Sheep Creek, but most of the remaining 4 miles are lightly used, despite the rewarding vista from the site of a former lookout. The steady, nearly 4,000-foot climb is probably enough of a disincentive to dissuade the average park visitor, but hikers in reasonable condition should be able to complete the ascent in a few hours. Start early so that you will finish climbing before the heat of the day, which can be quite oppressive on the average summer afternoon."

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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
4,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
June to mid-October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Cedar Grove
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018