Top Adventures in Sequoia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

    • Three Rivers, California

      Redwood Ranch

      Cozy, converted Barn completely renovated for 2018! Great for family reunions, yoga & corporate retreats, weddings, and friends getting together. Four miles to the southern gate of Sequoia Nati...

      From $1,050/night

    • 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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