Redwood Canyon

Fresno, California 93745

Redwood Canyon

Redwood Canyon Professional Guide

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"Redwood Canyon provides the opportunity to peacefully commune with giant sequoias in the largest grove on earth. One-on-one with these magnificent trees, while your mind gropes at scales of time and size, you feel the insignificance of humankind."

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"This unique hike leads through the largest grove of giant sequoias in the world. The hike passes through the trees on top of Redwood Mountain then loops back to the trailhead through the lush canyon of Redwood Creek. The giant sequoias are one of the chief attractions of Sequoia National Park as well as the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. These heavily trafficked areas showcase these incredible trees, highlighting their great age and monumental size. The sequoias deserve their renown, as they are the largest trees on Earth and are an important link to the Sierra Nevada’s past. The trees thrive at elevations around 5,000 and 7,000 feet, which tends to be where the most precipitation falls in the Sierra Nevada."

Redwood Canyon Trip Reports

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Beautiful hiking experience. We started at about 6pm, hiking the last hour to Emerald Lake (first designated campsite complete with toilets and bear bins) in pitch darkness.

Vertigo-inducing views from high cliffsides, incredibly rocky mountains... Its almost otherworldly.

Bears and other forrest dwellers are plentiful here. We saw a lone doe wandering about, lots of chipmunks, marmots, and I think a squirrel or two.

This isn't the most remote or secluded area. We hiked in on a Monday evening, and left on Tuesday evening, and saw at least 12 people, and a small caravan of pack mules & horses, not sure what/who they were supplying though.
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Challenging up hill hike with a full pack pack but worth the effort. Beautiful views and a great camp destination.
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Did this trail Memorial Day weekend starting on Sunday. Spent the night at Pear Lake and to this day it is my favorite place in the world. My and my girlfriend were the only ones on the trail, the lakes were beautiful, there was some snow but it made the views and trail even better. Pear Lake's setting is breathtaking and the fact that you can see the trout swimming in it clear as day makes this trail a definitely worth while weekender.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5–7 hours
June through September
Kings Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. General Grant Grove
Local Maps

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