Sequoia Ski Touring Area

Three Rivers, California 93271

Sequoia Ski Touring Area

Sequoia Ski Touring Area Professional Review and Guide

"In 1890, several years after John Muir witnessed and reported on the destruction of the Sequoia groves, President Benjamin Harrison signed the bill that established Sequoia National Park. It was America’s second national park, dubbed the “stepsister” of Yosemite. One week later, Congress increased the park’s size threefold, creating General Grant National Park to protect Grant Grove. Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service, continued efforts to preserve the trees and the National Geographic Society granted funds to acquire 2,000 additional acres of land. In 1926, Sequoia was expanded to include Kern Canyon and Mt. Whitney. By 1940, almost half a century after Muir advocated the creation of one grand national park including Kings Canyon, Congress created Kings Canyon National Park, absorbing the tiny General Grant National Park. As a World War II economy measure, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks were managed jointly, and the policy continues today. Sequoia/Kings Canyon continues to be threatened and the debates are endless. In the 1960s, a proposal to build dams on the upper Kings River watershed ended, as legislators were reminded of the loss of the Grand Canyon of Yosemite when the Hetch Hetchy Dam was built and the surrounding canyon filled in with water. Later that decade, plans to build a huge ski resort in Mineral King were thwarted by environmentalists, and in 1978 Mineral King was given permanent protection and added to the National Park. As recently as 1984, 95 percent of the acreage in the combined parks became protected wilderness under the National Wilderness Act. Today the land of Sequoia/Kings Canyon totals almost one million acres. As with all federal lands, Sequoia National Park continues to undergo metamorphoses as the delicate balance is sought of protecting our endangered resources while promoting their recreational use. As Tom McFadden, General Manager of Wuksachi Village said, “It’s all about the Park.” This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more."

Sequoia Ski Touring Area Reviews

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So much fun! What is usually a very busy trail (in the summer) becomes a network of amazing and isolated walks through snowy wonderfulness. The trail is very well marked with yellow signs on the trees, and there are many to choose from (we did a couple). Be sure to pick up snowshoes or skis from the Wuksachi Lodge ski shop before you go. We went without and it was perhaps more of a workout than it needed to be. We also went to the Wolverton snow play area and had an AMAZING sledding hill all to ourselves. Seriously, we were totally alone. We had to jump over a little creek to get there, and I fell in the creek on the way back. Which was cold. but SOOOO worth it. yay yay yay!

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
Vertical Drop
Late November to April
6,365 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,400 feet
Top Elevation
Sledding, Snowboarding
Additional Use
All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Local Contacts

Activity Feed

Sep 2018