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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
Sequoia National Park
Alta Peak
13.8
4300
9:48
10
A wonderful hike to the 11,204 foot peak. Several different awesome views to enjoy along the way.
Tokopah Falls in Winter
3.8
530
2:48
8
A lovely snowshoe walk with very few other people around. Not much in the way of falls (iced over), but a great walk next to the river.
Kaweah Gap, Black Rock Pass, and Deadman Canyon Figure Eight
89.7
21030
71:09
8
A 9-day, 90 mile backpacking journey through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Congress Trail
2.0
200
1:10
8
A short hike with large sequoias throughout. Best done early or late in the day, when the crowds thin out.
Trail Of The Sequoias
9.0
1200
5:54
8
A hike amongst the sequoias and passing by meadows as well, visiting the Congress Trail and Log and Crescent Meadows.
Congress Trail in Winter
2.0
370
2:05
7
Snowshoeing through groves of the giant sequoia trees.
Crescent Meadow
1.8
190
1:07
7
A short hike to crescent and log meadows. We saw morels here in the spring.
Moro Rock
1.0
350
1:00
7
A very short walk up crowded Moro Rock. There are handrails to guide you to a perch with a fabulous view of the Great Western Divide.
Tokopah Falls
3.4
560
2:18
7
A hike along the creek and then playing with the marmots at the falls.
2001 Winter Sequoia Trip
[trip report]
My first ever winter trip to Sequoia National Park. It's a winter wonderland.
Sequoia National Park - Mineral King Area
Franklin Lake
[Sequoia National Park ]
12.0
2630
8:34
9
A long hike to an alpine lake over 10,000 feet in elevation with some beautiful views along the way.
Eagle Lake (Mineral King)
[Sequoia National Park ]
8.0
2170
6:34
8
A moderate hike to a beautiful alpine lake with ample picnic and swimming possibilities.
Monarch Lake
[Sequoia National Park ]
10.0
2570
8:04
8
A moderate to long hike to a decent but unspectacular alpine lake, but with some great views along the way. There's also an option to a bigger lake a bit further and higher.
Farewell Gap Trail to Aspen Flat
3.0
400
4:16
8
A beautiful hike up Mineral King Valley from the end of the road past creeks and aspen groves with views of 12,000 foot peaks.
Cold Springs Nature Trail
1.8
385
4:10
7
A short hike with interpretive signs describing the flora, a walk along the river, and nice views of waterfalls and mountains.
White Chief Canyon
[Sequoia National Park ]
6.3
1610
4:42
7
A moderate hike to some pretty canyon views.
Hockett Trail to East Fork Kaweah River Falls
2.9
610
3:36
6
A short hike through a conifer forest down to a beautiful waterfall.
Mineral King 2014 Trip
[trip report]
A 6-day car camping trip to the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park, with 4 nice day hikes and 3 alpine lakes.
Mineral King 2008 Trip
[trip report]
A 4-night car-camping trip in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park, including three hikes.
Kings Canyon National Park
Rae Lakes Loop
47.9
9545
43:07
10
A must-do-in-your-lifetime backpacking trip. Camping at Rae Lakes is a beautiful experience.
Paradise Valley
13.2
1670
8:06
9
An out-and-back hike to Paradise Valley, a beautiful place to stop. It's a peaceful contrast to the roaring water of Mist Falls.
Redwood Canyon
4.0
800
3:44
7
A hike through nice sequoia stands, down to a creek, far away from the maddening crowds.
Zumwalt Meadow
1.5
50
1:18
7
A short hike to a nice meadow. Because it's so short, it can get crowded.
General Grant Trail
0.6
30
-
6
A short walk on a paved path to the General Grant tree in Grant Grove. Expect lots of people.
Dead Giant / North Grove
2.7
400
1:12
5
A short walk on a fire road. Not much here worth seeing.
Jennie Lakes Wilderness
Jennie Lake
13.4
2720
10:53
10
Jennie Lake is a beautiful place to camp -- so much so that we stayed there a second night rather than continue our planned loop trip.
Weaver Lake
4.2
845
4:18
8
A reasonably short hike to a beautiful alpine lake.
Other
Boole Tree
[Sequoia National Forest]
2.5
615
2:42
6
A hike to the largest sequoia in our national forests, and some nice views of Kings Canyon.
2005 Sequoia/Kings Canyon Trip
[trip report]
Three relatively short day hikes to view sequoias and a nice alpine lake.
Kings Canyon / Jennie Lakes Trip Report
[trip report]
Sequoia/Kings Canyon Trip
[trip report]
Sequoia/Kings Canyon Trip 2
[trip report]



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