North Grove Trail

Kings Canyon National Park, California

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North Grove Trail is a hiking trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 6,063 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 609 feet.
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North Grove Trail is a hiking trail in Fresno County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 6,063 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 609 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Kings Canyon National Park
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 609 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 6,063 feet
Top Elevation: 6,279 feet
Parks: Kings Canyon National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 5925/6279 ft
Elevation Start/End: 6063/6063 ft

North Grove Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This hike takes you through the northern portion of the General Grant Grove, past an old logging camp road and to the overlook of a beautiful lake."

"A fairly short trail leads away from the usual hubbub around General Grant Tree and heads down into a more secluded grove of the Big Trees. The route starts by following a paved section of the road that once served as the main entrance into the park from
Sequoia Lake. These days, the cars are gone and so are most of the tourists, allowing hikers to visit these sequoias with a higher dose of solitude. Adding the nearby Dead Giant Loop easily creates a longer trip than the one described here.

Trails in this area are usually free of snow from late May until the first major snowfall in autumn, usually by November. Wildflowers reach the peak of bloom in late spring and early summer; watch for the crescendo of autumn color in mid- to late October."

"The North Grove Loop Trail begins at the Grant Tree parking area and follows an unpaved road through the forest. The trail loops through groves of giant sequoias, white fir, sugar pines and dogwood. At the north end of the loop is an old logging road that was used by wagons in the late 1800s."

"A reasonably short trail leads hikers away from the hubbub surrounding General Grant Tree down into the secluded North Grove of giant sequoias. Initially, the route follows a paved road that once served as the main entrance into the park from Sequoia Lake. Nowadays, the cars are gone and so are the majority of tourists. Those with extra time and energy could easily add the 0.75-mile Dead Giant Loop or the much longer Sunset Loop to this trip."

"This hike takes you through the northern portion of the General Grant Grove, past an old road leading to a former logging camp, and to an overlook of a beautiful lake. This trail was involved in the Rough Fire in 2015. The area may be closed for a year or more while reforestation and reconstruction takes place. Bear in mind that reforestation will take some time and the landscape will look different from the trail description for quite a while.

From the gate, follow the closed road, which is also part of the Sunset Trail, downhill through the dappled light of the shady forest. At 0.1 mile you reach the first junction and take the right (northwest) fork onto the North Grove Trail. The wide path winds through numerous sequoias while continuing to descend."

North Grove Trail Reviews

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7/10/2010
Took 6 cub scouts ages 6 to 9 and 4 "desk" parents on this walk. Took us about 90 minutes with several breaks. We walked counterclockwise so the walk back up was hard for some of them. There are 4 large trees on the route, otherwise just a walk in the woods. Nothing too spectacular.
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