Ladybug Trail beginning

Sequoia National Park, California

Elevation Gain690ft
Trailhead Elevation3,665ft
Elevation Min/Max3665/4113ft
Elevation Start/End3665/3665ft
Ladybug Trail (beginning) is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Sequoia National Park and John Krebs Wilderness. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 3,665 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 690 feet. The trail ends near the small corral with hay and water farmyard.

Ladybug Trail (beginning) Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trip follows the first portion of the historic Hockett Trail, a trans-Sierra route built in the 1860s. The destination is a flat where ladybugs winter along the South Fork of the Kaweah River. The trail sets off along the south bluff of the South For"

"The Ladybug Trail offers a fine opportunity for off-season hiking. During March and April, blooming wildflowers complement the green grasslands, both of which are replenished by the winter rains. Also in spring, deciduous trees of the oak woodland leaf out, returning signs of life to their previously bare branches. South Fork Kaweah River is at full force at this time, cascading and churning through the foothills, before ultimately realizing a much tamer fate in the San Joaquin Valley."

"This trip follows the first portion of the historic Hockett Trail, a trans-Sierra route built in the 1860s, then leads to secluded campsites along the South Fork of the Kaweah River."

"While the High Sierra is still cloaked in winter’s mantle, those seeking an off-season alternative will find satisfaction on this short foothills hike to Ladybug Camp.

Spring visitors will enjoy both a fine display of colorful wildflowers and the full force of the tumbling South Fork Kaweah River filled with melting snows. After the heat of summer and before winter returns, dashes of color will delight autumn travelers."

Ladybug Trail (beginning) Reviews

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This hike is pretty secluded, but still amazing. The water is extremely clean. The people in my backpacking trip drank the water and did not get sick. There are a huge number of bears on this trail. Beware of the bears. Don't hike alone. Stick in groups of 3 or more. If you look, you can find hundreds of thousands of ladybugs. However, there are very many amazing places on this trail. The river at whisky log is really nice very a swim. However, the water is quite cold. There is also a big number of bees, deadly wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, dangerous flys, and ants. Bring a first aid kit with benidril and tweezers. Bring tons of DEET(insect repellent), long pants, long shorts, and head nets. Poison oak is evarywhere! Wear long pants! There are many rocks on this trail, as well, but if you walk, not ran, you will probably not get hurt. The trails are narrow. Be careful or you might roll down a hill.

Ladybug Trail (beginning) Photos

Trail Information

Sequoia National Park
Nearby City
John Krebs Wilderness

Activity Feed

Jun 2018