Tule River to Eastside Trail Loop

Springville, California

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A scenic low-elevation loop day hike among the world’s largest trees with numerous short, steep ups and downs. Streams can be dangerous during spring runoff. This hike wanders along the border of Mountain Home State Forest and the Golden Trout Wilderness, upon which is superimposed Giant Sequoia National Monument. Don’t be too concerned about the tangle of government agencies that administer the area; the trail itself is usually clear enough. The terrain it traverses resembles Paul Bunyan’s washboard with numerous short, steep ups and downs, in and out of ravines cut by numerous creeks plunging down to meet the Tule River in a series of cascades and waterfalls. These can be dangerous to ford during the high point of spring snowmelt.

Tule River to Eastside Trail Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A scenic low-elevation loop day hike among the world’s largest trees with numerous short, steep ups and downs. Streams can be dangerous during spring runoff. This hike wanders along the border of Mountain Home State Forest and the Golden Trout Wilderness, upon which is superimposed Giant Sequoia National Monument. Don’t be too concerned about the tangle of government agencies that administer the area; the trail itself is usually clear enough. The terrain it traverses resembles Paul Bunyan’s washboard with numerous short, steep ups and downs, in and out of ravines cut by numerous creeks plunging down to meet the Tule River in a series of cascades and waterfalls. These can be dangerous to ford during the high point of spring snowmelt."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Springville
Distance: 8.2
Elevation Gain: 1,980 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Mid-May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 6,800 feet
Local Contacts: Mountain Home State Forest, Golden Trout Wilderness, Giant Sequoia National Monument
Local Maps: USGS Moses Mountain, Camp Wishon

Tule River to Eastside Trail Loop Reviews

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9/4/2010
This was a wonderful hike along the Middle fork Tule River and Seqouia's. Rather taxing with lots of ups and downs. The Eastside trail is less traveled, but easy to follow to Galina Creek. The connecting trail between Galina Creek and Griswold trail disappeared about 10 yrds up from the creek. The path is a steep scramble up dense forrest terrain. I would recommend heading back along same path or take McAnlis trail back to camp.
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