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Fresno County, California

Fresno, California has a lot to offer for outdoor adventures with plenty of scenic trails and attractions to explore. From the top of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the San Joaquin Valley, there is something for everyone. Popular attractions include Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, and the San Joaquin River Gorge. For those looking for outdoor activities, there are numerous hiking trails, biking trails, camping sites, and fishing spots. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, there are plenty of parks, gardens, and nature preserves to explore. Whether you're just looking for a fun day out or a unique adventure, Fresno has something for everyone. So come explore and discover the best trails and outdoor activities Fresno has to offer.

Top Spots in and near Fresno County

  • Friant, California

    Pincushion Peak

    2.49 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Head North on Friant Rd. It will begin to head East, becoming Millerton Rd. Stay on Millerton Rd for 4.2 mi. Turn left onto Sky Harbor Rd (street JUST before Table Mountain Casino). Follow Sky Harbor Rd for 5.8 miles to the end of the road. Parking is available along the road. There are port a po...
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  • Hume, California

    Big Stump Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.71 mi / 305 ft gain
    Big Stump Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Dunlap, California.
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  • Hume, California

    Walk the General Grant Tree Trail

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    The trailhead starts at the back of the parking area, a sign will direct you.This short yet beautiful walk will lead you past amazing sights.  Starting counter clockwise you will quickly pass the Fallen Monarch.  Feel free to walk inside this massive fallen tree.  As you continue you soon reach G...
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  • Hume, California

    General Grant Loop Trail

    0.58 mi / 171 ft gain
    General Grant Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Cedar Grove, California.
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  • Hume, California

    Camp at Sunset Campground in Kings Canyon National Park

    Sunset Campground is minutes away from the King's Canyon National Park entrance. There are a total of 150 sites (2 group campsites) at this campground which can be reserved here. There are several bathroom, water faucets and even an amphitheater. Each campsite comes with a bear locker, picnic tab...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Hike the Sugar Bowl Loop in Kings Canyon NP

    4.5
    6.5 mi / 1480 ft gain
    First and foremost, to get to this trailhead you need to drive down a 2-mile, one lane dirt road that is quite steep. It is highly recommended you do this in an AWD or 4WD vehicle, especially since the road can be muddy from snowmelt or after a recent rain. We have a 2WD car but used chains for e...
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  • Hume, California

    Camp at Princess Campground

    Situated just off the stretch of road that connects the two sections of Kings Canyon, Princess Campground is the perfect home base for exploring both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. In addition to its central location, it takes reservations, so you can book a roomy spot well in advance o...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Hike to the Summit of Big Baldy, Kings Canyon National Park

    4.5
    5 mi / 650 ft gain
    This short and easy trail to the summit of Big Baldy in Kings Canyon National Park is not to be missed if you are in the area.The trail winds through forest and boulders as it climbs the north shoulder of Big Baldy. When you think you have reached the end, and you see people sitting down with the...
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  • Hume, California

    Hike and Fish Hume Lake

    2.7
    3.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    This spot is less than four hours from the Bay Area and offers everything you would ever want to do in the outdoors. The interesting thing about Hume Lake is that it is actually a Middle School and High School camp in the Summer and Winter. That being said, it is not the place to go if you are lo...
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Little Baldy

    5.0
    3.28 mi / 636 ft gain
    A short hike with impressive views of Sequoia National Park, the Little Baldy trail is the less touristy version of Moro Rock.  When we hiked it on a beautiful Sunday morning in the summer, we had the entire summit to ourselves.  Even if other hikers had been up there, it would have still felt em...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Jennie Lake via Fox Meadows

    4.5
    10.71 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Jennie Lake is a beautiful subalpine lake located in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness just outside of Sequoia National Park. There are no backpacking quota restrictions making this a perfect trip that requires little planning. Your journey starts at the Fox Meadows trailhead on paved Forest Service R...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Backpack to Weaver Lake, CA

    7 mi / 1075 ft gain
    The hike to Weaver Lake begins at the Big Meadows trailhead in Sequoia National Forest (elevation: 7,633 ft.). There is roadside parking at the beginning of the trailhead and more parking available just inside the gate. At the trailhead, there is a vault toilet, trash receptacle, and map of the a...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike through the Giant Forest in Sequoia NP

    5.0
    2 mi / 154 ft gain
    Take a drive to Sequoia National Park and take in the beautiful views of the second oldest national park. If you go in the winter or early spring time, be sure to check the weather beforehand and be prepared for the cold.If you are an avid traveler to national parks, I'd recommend that 2 weeks b...
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  • Tulare County, California

    Moro Rock

    5.0
    0.47 mi / 577 ft gain
    Moro Rock is a granite dome with a staircase leading to the 6,725 foot summit, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Great Western Divide. From Generals Hwy, you can drive up Crescent Meadow Road to the parking lot at the base of Moro Rock (summer weekends the road is closed for shuttles ...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Camp at Buckeye Flat in Sequoia National Park

    Entering Sequoia National Park at the Ash Mountain Entrance near the small city of Three Rivers, follow Highway 198 (Generals Highway) through the park until you see a sign for Buckeye Flat Campground off to the right. The campground sign is immediately after you see signs for Hospital Rock. Foll...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Drive through Tunnel Log

    Tunnel log is a massive fallen sequoia across the middle of the road, which is a great photo opportunity for visitors of the national park. The mammoth tree fell over in 1937, but a year later, a car tunnel was carved in the middle of its trunk so vehicles could still pass through. Although the...
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Camping and Lodging in Fresno County

Visalia / Sequoia National Park KOA Journey
Visalia, California

Visalia / Sequoia National Park KOA Journey

Island Park
Island Park Drive

Island Park

Trimmer Campground
Sanger, California

Trimmer Campground

Eshom Campground
Wortman Mills Road

Eshom Campground

Sunset Campground (Ca)
Nm525A Road

Sunset Campground (Ca)

Princess
California 180

Princess

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10 California Backpacking Trips on My Bucket List

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