Balloon Dome

Oakhurst, California 93644

Balloon Dome

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A naked bubble of granite rising nearly 3,000 feet from canyon bottom, Balloon Dome stands—a monolith, an inspiration, a companion on your descent to the sandy banks of the mighty San Joaquin River."

Balloon Dome Trip Reports

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9/5/2002
Not only was this trail (with booklet) enjoyable, but it was very, very educatiional.....who would think that California has the tallest trees in the world, but also the oldest!!!! I especially like that you have to hike (and not exactly easy hikes) to both locations....and no "neon" signs on the tallest nor the oldest!!!!
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Trail Information

Oakhurst
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.9
Distance
2,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
8-10 hours
Duration
May–October
Season
Ansel Adams Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min. Balloon Dome
Local Maps

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