Hart Tree Loop

Fresno, California 93745

Hart Tree Loop

Hart Tree Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Redwood Mountain Grove represents the largest intact grove of giant sequoias in the world, and this 7-plus-mile loop leads visitors past many distinguished monarchs, as well as to lush riparian habitats along Redwood Creek and its tributaries, and to the pastoral surroundings of beautiful Hart Meadow.

Trails in the grove are relatively lightly used, thanks in part to access via a dirt road and a lack of signs pointing the way. Visitors should appreciate the opportunity to stand among the giant sequoias in quiet reverence, an experience contrary to more popular groves in the park."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"The Redwood Mountain Grove represents the largest intact grove of giant sequoias in the world. Such a distinction would seemingly make this area a tourist magnet, yet the trails are lightly used. Without a paved road to the trailhead, a plethora of signs pointing the way, or a motorized tram similar to Yosemite’s conveyance through Mariposa Grove, this grove of magnificent trees can be experienced sans crowds. Walking among the towering monarchs in relative tranquility and basking in the presence of the world’s largest living trees without hordes of tourists can be a transcendent experience on this 7-plus-mile-loop through the grove’s eastern side." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Laurel Scheidt
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"This jaunt takes you to an old logging camp, a sequoia “log cabin,” a pretty meadow, and a waterfall, all while traveling through the largest sequoia grove left standing on the planet. The wide trail (once a dirt road) heads downhill (south), past a fire" Read more
Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Laurel Scheidt
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"This interesting jaunt takes you to an old logging camp, a sequoia “log” cabin, a pretty meadow, and a waterfall, all while traveling through the largest sequoia grove left standing on the planet. The wide trail (once a dirt road) heads downhill (south), past a fire hydrant, and through mixed firs, pines, and giant sequoias. A view of Buena Vista Peak (Hike 43) can be had as the path rounds a turn and switchbacks. Reach the junction with the Redwood Canyon Trail at 0.3 mile and turn left (north) onto the Hart Tree Trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Fresno
Nearby City
7.25
Distance
2,050 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Generally by the end of April or the beginning of May, the trails of Redwood Mountain Grove start to shed their covering of winter snow.
Season
Kings Canyon National Park
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