Best Camping in Sequoia

Looking for the best camping in Sequoia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Sequoia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Camp at Lodgepole Campground

    The campground is dotted with lodgepole pine, ted fir, and shrubs, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dominate the focal points. This campground is open year round, with warm days and cool nights in the summer and sno...

    6701 ft gain

  • 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

  • Hike to Pear Lake via the Lakes Trail

    The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike.  For overnight, you'll need to get a permit but there are beautiful camping spots available at both Emerald Lake and Pear Lake.  As a day hike, plan to spend all d...

    12.4 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Backpack to Big Bird Lake & Moose Lake

    This trip requires a wilderness permit. You can get one at the Lodgepole Visitor Center where you can also rent a bear canister or use the bathroom before heading out.Wolverton Trailhead -> Big Bird Lake (~12 miles)The start of the trail is on ...

    30 miles 8000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Mount Silliman, Sequoia NP

    There is available parking at the campgrounds at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Lodgepole's elevation starts at 6720 ft. Twin Lakes Trailhead starts right at the base, which you will be following to get to Mount Silliman.Along Twin Lakes Trail are ...

    18 miles 4488 ft gain

  • 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