East Kennedy Lake

Cedar Grove, California 95709

East Kennedy Lake

East Kennedy Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Any route across the Monarch Divide, which separates the yawning gorges of South Fork and Middle Fork Kings River, is a significant physical challenge because of the tremendous elevation gain. The Lewis Creek Trail is no exception, requiring a stiff, 6,225-foot, 10-mile climb to Kennedy Pass. The south-facing trail starts low, climbs steeply, and is exposed to the sun the majority of the way—even with an early start the ascent can be a grueling scorcher. Despite the conditions, the scenery is superb and usually can be experienced sans crowds; the trail sees far fewer visitors than the Paradise Valley and Bubbs Creek Trails."

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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
7,280 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2–3 days
July to mid-October
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s Cedar Grove and Slide Bluffs
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018