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."
--Linda and David Mullally, Best Dog Hikes Southern California (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Linda Mullaly & David Mullaly, Best Hikes with Dogs: Central California (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Allen Riedel, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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