Junction Meadow

Fresno, California

Junction Meadow Professional Review and Guide

"This journey takes you up the Bubbs Creek Canyon, past The Sphinx, and on to verdant and expansive Junction Meadow.
Begin by following the trail from Road’s End to the Bailey Distance: 20.6 miles out. Approximate hiking time: 3 to 4 days. Difficulty: Difficult. Trail surface: Dirt information center are located at the east end. Seasons: July through Oct.
Canine compatibility: Dogs not permitted.

Bridge (Hike 50), reaching the Bubbs Creek Trail junction at 2.5 miles. Turn right (southeast). The route crosses the Bubbs Creek delta on four wooden bridges and traces the tumbling creek up the canyon before ascending many switchbacks, where you gain views back down to Cedar Grove."

Junction Meadow Reviews

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Wonderful prospects from the trail of Bubb's Creek (a branch of the Kings River) and in it's steep descent numerous cascades and waterfalls. The trail passes through several old growth ponderosa and doug fir groves. Only complaint were numerous switchbacks on hot SW slope in final descent/beginnig ascent; but this was more than compensated by vistas of towering glacially carved cliffs and the King's Canyon.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 days
Best July through October
5,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,500 feet
Top Elevation
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS The Sphinx, Mount Clarence King; USFS John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia - Kings Canyon Wilderness
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jun 2018