White Chief Bowl

Three Rivers, California

White Chief Bowl Professional Review and Guide

"This trek to a magnificent alpine bowl passes the ruins of a cabin, an expansive meadow, mineshafts, and marble caverns."

White Chief Bowl Reviews

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8/3/2017
This place is gorgeous! I’ve day hiked it, and also camped there. The climb is steep, but worth it when you get to the meadow, then the old silver mines- that never actually had any silver, just gorgeous white marble. The winds can pick up when you’re really up in the bowl area; white chief lake is amazing, if you can crag hop and find it. Use caution always.
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7/11/2009
Beautiful scenery, plenty of fresh water, & fantastic caves galore to explore! A wonderful day hike or an overnighter if you get too caught up in the exquisite scenery & nature! Saw countless velvety bucks, bears, & marmots; so bring rope & bear containers!
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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
8.2
Distance
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4.5 to 5 hours
Duration
Best July through September
Season
7,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,000 feet
Top Elevation
Sequoia National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mineral King; Sequoia National Park Mineral King; USFS John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia - Kings Canyon Wilderness
Local Maps
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Jun 2018