Putnam and Snowslide Canyons

Three Rivers, California

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While most Sierra hikers sit at home and eagerly await the snowfree months of summer, a few resourceful souls enjoy the year-round pleasures of the foothills zone in the southwest corner of Sequoia National Park. The 2-mile hike to Putnam Canyon and 3.25-mile hike to Snowslide Canyon on the Garfield-Hockett Trail provide fine opportunities for early and late season forays into the frontcountry, when the majority of higher trails are buried in snow. This trip passes through foothills woodland to Putnam Canyon and then continues through mixed coniferous forest with a smattering of giant sequoias. Fine views of Homers Nose and Dennison Peak provide visual delights along the way.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Your Complete Hiking Guide

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)

While most Sierra hikers sit at home and eagerly await the snowfree months of summer, a few resourceful souls enjoy the year-round pleasures of the foothills zone in the southwest corner of Sequoia National Park. The 2-mile hike to Putnam Canyon and 3.25-mile hike to Snowslide Canyon on the Garfield-Hockett Trail provide fine opportunities for early and late season forays into the frontcountry, when the majority of higher trails are buried in snow. This trip passes through foothills woodland to Putnam Canyon and then continues through mixed coniferous forest with a smattering of giant sequoias. Fine views of Homers Nose and Dennison Peak provide visual delights along the way.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Three Rivers
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 2,690 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: March to December
Local Contacts: Sequoia National Park
Local Maps: Dennison Peak and Moses Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Putnam and Snowslide Canyons

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May 2018