Casa Vieja Trail

Sequoia National Forest, California

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Casa Vieja Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 8,904 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 790 feet. Along the trail there is a meadow. Near the end of the trail is a spring.
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Casa Vieja Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Golden Trout Wilderness and Sequoia National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 8,904 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 790 feet. Along the trail there is a meadow. Near the end of the trail is a spring. This trail connects with the following: Forest Route 21s03.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Sequoia National Forest
Distance: 1.9
Elevation Gain: 790 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 8,904 feet
Top Elevation: 8,975 feet
Parks: Golden Trout Wilderness
Elevation Min/Max: 8331/8975 ft
Elevation Start/End: 8904/8904 ft

Casa Vieja Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A short upside-down day hike. The trail begins in white and red fir, lodgepole, and silver pine forest. It descends gently, passing a wildly blooming and sometimes buggy little meadow. The spring-fed creek that arises here gurgles beside you between lupine-lined banks all the way down to Casa Vieja Meadows. Beyond a fence, the meadow glows vivid green early in the season and is interlaced with a network of little creeks inhabited by beautiful golden trout. Around its edges the forest floor is strewn with tiny but exquisitely flavorful wild strawberries in midsummer."

Casa Vieja Trail Reviews

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7/1/2008
The hike was very easy, only took about 1 hr. Easy place to go with the kids. Water resource is down by a cattle field, so go down stream to collect water, and filter it a couple times. Marginal level of bugs, and unfortunately there are cow pies in the meadows. the further up you go the scarcer they become. Nice day hikes down and up the valley. Wonderful stargazing. -written by Emma 12 yrs old
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6/19/2003
This is a knee jaring downhill lots of loose rocks and the hot springs at the bottom are a dispointment. Go to the bottom of the trail and viist the North fork of the Kern. Along the way there are some nice waterfalls and great fishing once you reach the Kern.
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