Timber Gap Trail

Sequoia National Park, California

Distance1.5mi
Elevation Gain1,429ft
Trailhead Elevation8,367ft
Top9,514ft
Elevation Min/Max8367/9514ft
Elevation Start/End8367/8367ft
Timber Gap Trail is a hiking trail in Tulare County, California. It is within Sequoia National Park and John Krebs Wilderness. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 8,367 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,429 feet. Near the end of the trail are a saddle and an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Sawtooth Pass Trail.

Timber Gap Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This trek gives you a nice panorama with a little less work than other trails above the Mineral King Valley, and even gives you a peek across the Middle Fork Canyon.

Begin by climbing through sagebrush and grasses on a bed of crushed rock. A vista of Timber Gap—your destination—is to the north. As you rise up the lower slopes of Empire Mountain, views over the Mineral King Valley become more and more expansive. A cheerful cascade on Monarch Creek appears below hillside meadows to the right (southeast), just before the trail switchbacks and heads north.

Experienced hikers may want to explore the historic wagon road leading to the Empire Camp ruins (destroyed by an avalanche in 1880) and the Empire Mine. Be sure to bring a compass because the old road can be tricky to find."

Timber Gap Trail Reviews

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6/16/2004
nice hike with lots of flowers and lots of creeks. Well maintained easy trail, had lunch with my feet in a cold creek. saw a black bear but no one else.
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