Top Adventures in Sequoia National Park

  • Backpack to Crystal Lakes

    The trail to Crystal Lakes begins at the Timber Gap/Sawtooth Trailhead (7,800 feet elevation), which is located at the end of Mineral King Valley Rd.  The trail immediately ascends through a meadow boasting dramatic alpine views and a roaring wate...

    9.8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Backpack the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop

    Day 1: A long, rewarding day. Over the course of 11.5 miles you will complete around 10,000ft of elevation change.  To start, park the car at the Sawtooth-Monarch Trailhead (7500ft) and begin on the trail, immediately ascending to Timber Gap (9500...

    26.5 miles 10000 ft gain

  • Hike to Lower Monarch Lake

    The drive takes about 90 minutes to get to the trailhead from Three Rivers, CA so plan accordingly and make sure you get there early. Lower Mineral Lake is located below Sawtooth Peak in Sequoia National Park.Once you're parked and ready to jump o...

    8.4 miles

  • Backpack to Franklin Lakes & Franklin Pass

    Franklin Lakes is part of the Sequoia National Park and can be reached from the trailhead starting near the Mineral King Ranger Station. Bear containers are required and can be rented at the Ranger Station. The hike to Franklin Lakes campground wi...

    11.4 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Backpack in Mineral King

    The trailhead is right near the Mineral King Ranger Station (on Mineral King Rd) in Sequoia National Park. Depending on where you're coming from I would recommend driving in and camping at Cold Springs Campground (which is also in close proximity ...

    30 miles

  • Hike to Tokopah Falls in Sequoia National Park

    This hike starts from the Lodgepole area of Sequoia National Park. Parking is easy at the easternmost end of the paved road prior to entering the campground.From the south side, the trail starts off by crossing the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River ...

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Backpack the High Sierra Trail

    The High Sierra Trail begins at Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park, on the West side of the Sierra Nevada range, and ends at Whitney Portal on the East, traversing the highest and most beautiful part of the Sierras. From deep river canyons t...

    71 miles

  • Hike Crescent Meadow

    Crescent Meadow is a collection of loops in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park. The trailhead is located just past the tunnel log east of General's Highway 198. The main loop is 1.6mi total. However you can take any of the loops to the Gene...

    1.6 miles

  • Backpack Bearpaw Meadow to Redwood Meadow

    Redwood Meadow is absolutely gorgeous - an amazing reward for your backpacking efforts. This trail is a great backpacking route to take in the early spring when elevated trails are still covered in snow. The trail progresses from the foothills to ...

    21.3 miles 5400 ft gain

  • 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 immed...

  • Hike Moro Rock

    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...

  • Hike to Emerald Lake, Sequoia National Park

    Begin this hike at the Alta Peak Trailhead in the Sequoia National Park. The trail initially takes you east-southeast through a loosely forested area that is stark and arid. Around 1.5 miles in you'll cross a small creek, but this creek may dry up...

    10.4 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Sequoia National Park, California

      Buckeye Flat Campground

      Overview Buckeye Flat Campground is located in Sequoia National Park, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The campground sits at an elevation of 2,800 feet, perched above the Middle Fork of the K...

    • Sequoia National Park, California

      Lodgepole Campground Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

      Overview Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the sc...

    • Sequoia National Park, California

      Potwisha Campground

      Overview Potwisha Campground, located along the Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park, offers convenience for visiting the many attractions in the park. The campground is situated along the Mar...

    • Three Rivers, California

      Dorst Creek Campground Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

      Overview Dorst Creek Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. The campground is perched at an elevation ...

    • Springville, California

      Mountain Home Guard Station Cabin

      Overview The Mountain Home Guard Station not available for reservations. The Mountain Home Guard Station sits in a cluster of firs, pines and Giant Sequoia in the Sequoia National Monument in the ...

    • Springville, California

      Grouse Valley

      Overview Grouse Valley is located in the Giant Sequoia National Monument within Sequoia National Forest. The facility is a complex of two cabins; the Lakeside Cabin and the Hillside Cabin. The ...

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