The Best Chillin in Sequoia

Looking for the best chillin 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 Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Sequoia

  • Three Rivers, California

    Backpack to Crystal Lakes

    5.0
    9.8 mi / 2200 ft gain
    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 waterfall. Eventually you'll cross Monarch Creek and b...
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  • Three Rivers, California

    Backpack to Franklin Lakes & Franklin Pass

    11.4 mi / 2500 ft gain
    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 will take 6 hours or less (depending on your speed/h...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Camp at Lodgepole Campground

    5.0
    / 6701 ft gain
    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 snow conditions in the winter. Lodgepole campground i...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike to Pear Lake via the Lakes Trail

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 2300 ft gain
    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 day since you'll undoubtedly pause at each lake for...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Backpack to Big Bird Lake & Moose Lake

    30 mi / 8000 ft gain
    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 the left side of the parking lot and towards the m...
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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Backpack to Mount Silliman, Sequoia NP

    5.0
    18 mi / 4488 ft gain
    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 several campgrounds for your journey, you can go a...
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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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  • Sequoia National Park, California

    Hike the Hanging Rock Trail

    0.5 mi / 108 ft gain
    The Hanging Rock Trail offers great views of Morro Rock and is a superb lunch stop. Follow the trail as it turns to the left and then to the right up a ridge toward Hanging Rock. As you head up the slope, you will see two overlooks on the left. Step off the main trail at the first lookout to see ...
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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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  • Three Rivers, California

    Hike Little Baldy

    3.5 mi / 700 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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  • Fresno County, California

    Explore Zumwalt Meadow and Roaring River Falls

    4.5
    4.1 mi / 475 ft gain
    The Zumwalt Meadow and Roaring River Falls Trail is a 4.1 mile hike in Kings Canyon National Park. You feel remote, even with a road nearby. The minimal elevation change makes this a scenic hike for all skill levels. Bring bug spray and wear long sleeve hiking clothing in August, as the bugs are ...
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  • Sierra, California

    Backpack the Rae Lakes Loop

    5.0
    46 mi
    Day one: 10 miles After checking in with the park ranger and getting your required permits you will start your hike along a 1.8 mile stretch along the south fork of the Kings River. At this point, people typically go clockwise toward Paradise Valley but you can also go counterclockwise along Bubb...
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  • Inyo, California

    Hike to Meysan Lake

    Meysan Lakes Trail is located on the ever popular Whitney Portal Road. Park on the side of the road next to the Whitney Portal Campground. Start the hike by cutting through the campground, and passing some seasonal cabin style residences. Follow the Meysan Lakes Trail signs. The trail cuts throu...
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  • Independence, California

    Backpack Rae Lakes via Glen and Kearsarge Passes

    5.0
    41.4 mi / 6943 ft gain
    The hike starts at Onion Valley campground and includes a good deal of elevation (two passes around 12,000 feet). You start climbing at the outset, and keep climbing for the first couple of hours before hitting Kearsarge Pass. Here you begin a long descent, then traverse above some beautiful lake...
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  • Independence, California

    Backpack to Flower Lake from Onion Valley

    4.6 mi / 1350 ft gain
    Make sure to obtain an overnight permit up to 6 months in advance. You will have to pick up your permit at one of the Inyo National Forest Visitor Centers (here) before you begin.Once you have your permit in hand, drive to the Onion Valley Trailhead (see map), which is about 15 miles west of the ...
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