Putnam and Snowslide Canyons

Three Rivers, California 93271

Putnam and Snowslide Canyons

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
2,690 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
March to December
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
Dennison Peak and Moses Mountain
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