Cold Spring Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Sequoia National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 7,832 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 692 feet. Near the trailhead there is a telephone.
Cold Spring Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Cold Springs Trail follows the East Fork Kaweah River up the glacially carved Mineral King valley. Towering mountain peaks surround the trail. Along the way is a nature loop with interpretive signposts about tree identification, plant life, abandoned mining activity and the geology of the area."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Day Hike Books).
"Most trails emanating from Mineral King climb steeply out of the valley. A rare exception, the Cold Springs Trail gently ascends along the East Fork Kaweah River between Cold Springs Campground and the Eagle-Mosquito Trailhead. Diehard backcountry types won’t find the short trail very challenging, but the path is well suited for a family outing or an easy afternoon stroll. The scenery of Mineral King is always rewarding, and the short nature trail loop is an informative way to get acquainted with the ecology and history of the area."
--Mike White, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide (Wilderness Press).
"This easy ramble takes you through meadows and aspen groves along the East Fork of the Kaweah River, giving you nice views of the surrounding peaks. It also leads to the former site of the mining settlement of Beulah. The trail begins by passing through a"
--Laurel Scheidt, Best Easy Day Hikes: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
"This easy ramble takes you through meadows and aspen groves along the East Fork of the Kaweah River, gives you nice views of the surrounding peaks, and leads to the site of the former mining settlement of Beulah."
--Laurel Scheidt, Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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