Trail of 100 Giants

Giant Sequoia National Monument, California 93208

Elevation Gain504ft
Trailhead Elevation6,189ft
Elevation Min/Max6162/6254ft
Elevation Start/End6189/6189ft

Trail of 100 Giants

Trail of 100 Giants is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Giant Sequoia National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,189 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 504 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings, a wetland, and restrooms.

Trail of 100 Giants Professional Reviews and Guides

"There are three good reasons to hike this paved, ADA-accessible loop trail: It’s easy enough for hikers and dogs of any age. It’s a rare opportunity to hike with Fido in a national monument. You will be humbled while your dog will be in scent heaven in this rich sequoia cathedral of magnificent giants.

Sequoias are considered the largest trees in the world and only grow on a narrow corridor of the western slopes of California’s Sierra Nevada Range between 5,000- and 7,500-foot elevations. The monument comprises almost 330,000 acres, and the Trail of 100 Giants in the Long Meadow Grove is located in the southern portion. The paved trail meanders through this protected grove for close-up views of these majestic sentinels."

"This is not your classic backcountry hike. The Trail of 100 Giants—besides offering a rare and remarkably accessible opportunity to admire magnificent specimens of giant sequoia trees, while revering Mother Nature’s flawless and astounding creations—has the distinction of being in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. “Monument” is frequently as exclusionary a club as national and state “parks” when it comes to their dog policies."

"Dome Rock and the Trail of 100 Giants are two very short and easy hikes that can easily be combined to make for a half-day outing, picnicking included. They are quite different in scope, so doing both gives a sense of the varied wonders of the area. The hike to the top of Dome Rock, which at 7225 feet is about 100 feet higher than the surrounding land, is a short jaunt up the side of the granite dome. From the top of Dome Rock, incredible views of Lake Isabella, Slate Mountain, and The Needles open up, and the vista is truly magnificent, especially at sunrise and sunset."

Trail of 100 Giants Reviews

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This trail is mostly paved and flat with a few foot bridges thru a grove of amazing trees that make you understand how really small we are. The area closes seasonally, on the day we were there the parking lots and facilities were all closed and we parked along the road and walked the trail. We drove thru snow to get to the trail and the roads are steep and windy.
Great hike with family(husband and 2, 8 yo's) ventured out mid-morning with a blue sky and full sun. The trail of 100 Giants/Dome rock was great. Mellow pace with the kids, we took lots of H2O and snacks and stories to keep the kids entertained. Lunch at Dome Rock was wonderful, kinda nerve racking keeping the kids away from the edge.....
Me and my boys took a day trip to the dome rock/100 giants for his birthday. It is mildly strenous. Dome rock is total offroad walking while the trail of a hundred giants is wheelchair friendly. Normally there are a few people around but it is never crowded.

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Trail Information

Giant Sequoia National Monument
Nearby City
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Sequoia National Forest Western Divide Ranger District, 32588 CA 190, Springville 93265; (559) 539-2607;
Local Contacts
USGS Johnsondale; Sequoia National Forest/Monument Guide to Trail of 100 Giants
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018