Redwood Creek Trail

Kings Canyon National Park, California 93633

Elevation Gain759ft
Trailhead Elevation6,081ft
Elevation Min/Max5506/6081ft
Elevation Start/End6081/6081ft

Redwood Creek Trail

Redwood Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Kings Canyon National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,081 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 759 feet. Near the end of the trail are information guideposts.

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Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Laurel Scheidt
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"This hike takes you down Redwood Canyon, past Lilburn Cave, to Redwood Cabin, with an option to trek farther on a seldom-traveled and barely maintained portion of trail. The wide trail (once a dirt road) heads downhill, past a fi re hydrant, and through mixed firs, pines, and giant sequoias. Enjoy a view of Buena Vista Peak (Hike 43) as the path rounds a turn and switchbacks. Reach the first junction with the Hart Tree Trail at 0.3 mile and make a right (southeast) turn onto the Redwood Canyon Trail. Alders and dogwoods line the creek, the latter decorated with delicate white blooms in June. In autumn hikers are treated to an exhilarating color show, with the deciduous trees turning beautiful hues of light green, gold, and red."
100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra & Coast Range (The Mountaineers Books)
Vicky Spring & Tom Kirkendall
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"Explore one of the world’s largest groves of the world’s largest trees on this walk to some of grandest sequoias in Sequoia National Park. Although the trees are the undoubted stars of this hike, you will find numerous other delights, such as a small waterfall, a well-shaded creek, meadows, vistas, delightful picnic sites, and even a place to camp. This is an excellent early or late-season hike. However, no matter when you walk it, do not underestimate the time required to complete the loop. The trees command your attention and the pace slows frequently as eyes are lifted to the treetops."

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This trail is one of my favorites. I started out on the Sugarbowl trail and continued on to the Hart tree trail. The hike was aproximately 10 miles and took about 7 hours with a half hour lunch. The weather started out with a little breeze and a little cloudy and soon turned cold with a little bit of snow for lunch. Besides, the changing of the weather there was lots of beautiful trees and mountains to see. I highly recommend this trail to anyone who wants to spend the day in the beautiful outdoors.

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Trail Information

Kings Canyon National Park
Nearby City
Kings Canyon National Park
Sequoia National Park; Grants Grove Visitor Center
Local Contacts
USGS General Grants Grove
Local Maps

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