Sphinx Creek

Cedar Grove, California 95709

Sphinx Creek

Sphinx Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The stiff climb from the floor of Kings Canyon to Sphinx Creek may deter the casual hiker, but the wonderful scenery is exceedingly rewarding for those with enough stamina to survive the rugged ascent. Fortunately, most recreationists embarking from Roads End are bound for places other than Sphinx Creek, which makes this trip even more attractive to those looking to escape the customary crowds. Get an early start since this trail’s low elevation and the lack of shade on the ascent makes it a real cooker in the afternoon sun. Cross-country enthusiasts will enjoy a 2- to 3-mile, off-trail extension to the highly scenic Sphinx Lakes."

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Trail Information

Cedar Grove
Nearby City
3,745 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
2 days
Mid-June to November
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS’s The Sphinx
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018