Top Adventures in Three Rivers

  • 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 the Hanging Rock Trail

    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. St...

    0.5 miles 108 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

  • Hike through the Giant Forest in Sequoia NP

    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 travel...

    2 miles 154 ft gain

  • Hike the Congress Trail

    While the General Sherman Tree is the main attraction in this area, the Congress Trail allows you to get away from the majority of the crowd and explore the giant sequoias at your leisure. The vast majority of visitors only walk to and from the Ge...

    3.1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Little Baldy

    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 hik...

    3.5 miles 700 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

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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...

    • Woodlake-Three Rivers, California

      Upper Stony Creek Campground

      Overview Upper Stony Creek Campground sits on the northern side of Hume Lake, set amidst Douglas fir and jeffrey pines at an elevation of 5,250 feet.The 87-acre lake was built to support a one-time...

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