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Nice lil spot to hangout, very short trail.

Didn't go to far down the trail. Beautiful view and the hot springs are nice. The water is moderate temperature but feels pretty great after hopping in the river during winter lol

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike, snowy and icy at the top but it's a great hike. Don't underestimate the time make sure you have enough daylight especially during winter. You could follow the trail up to 16 miles to pass Squirrel Meadow. Be prepared.

hiking
16 days ago

my first real trail hike in Cali I wasn't has prepared as I would have liked and was trying a new pack. need to do it again under better circumstances but it was still a great time.

this is a nice trail, we coulf not cross the bridge because it was taken by the water but we followed the spring upstream to some pools . we met some local older folks on the trail that told us about them and that they are much prettier in the summer

Beautiful area to hike. Easy to find as well. Just about 35 mins from the entrance of the canyon and a mile up kern canyon road. Great for dogs to run off leash. Lots of cows grazing around. There is a beautiful stream the flows through area as well.

hiking
29 days ago

Ran around and spent time up there as a kid. Awesome area!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! We got to be the first on the trail after the first snow this season. It was amazing!

This is a very nice trail with a scrambly finish at the pools. Best to visit in the summer when you can swim in the pools. Bring canyoneering gear if available. Not for young children or anyone with unsure footing. Ford the river just past the Dry Meadow Creek runoff, and right before a sandy campsite where someone is at quite often (found some grill equipment near and a bbq with gas still hooked up). Climb the hill where the gpx follows as anywhere else is quite dangerous.

We really enjoyed this trail! I would rate as moderate to easy, not hard. it even snowed! lots of Sequoia Trees along the way. At the end of this trail there is a continuation of another trail so we were able to add some more miles. Definitely recommend

hiking
1 month ago

The trail had some incredible views. You can see needles lookout for most of the trail. It's a quick walk. There is a gate that says road closed keep off. I took that as pedestrians only lol
I parked in the highway where the sign said dome rock and walked from there. Like I said, very short hike

Nice quiet trail, not a "destination" but a pleasant couple of hours hike that is easy underfoot, our kids enjoyed it which meant we enjoyed it too. We carried on up the trail another mile of so past the campground to make a 4 mile round trip hike.

nice trail, not stroller friendly. we passed a neat bridge someone had made. beautiful scenery. we were looking for some pools someone said were around but didn't find any. we stayed all the way to the right. there are different trails shooting in different directions. find some water, was flowing good. I will definitely come back to this trail but bring my baby back pack next time.

it is a long drive up, but beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

We thought this trail was great! It was 8 miles round trip for us and took 3.5 hours. The trail is mostly down hill to the halfway point, the George HW Bush Tree. Hiking out was a challenge, but doable! There is a campsite about 3 miles in, near a stream. Great hike for dogs. Many beautiful, giant sequoias.

hiking
2 months ago

Great time with the kids! No water in the stream though.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail , very dog friendly and easy to follow.

off road driving
3 months ago

Very fun, ran in stock '98 4 runner with stock locker (which we used once on the steep up) and zero other trouble. Oh there was a downed tree we had to take outta the road so yeah bring a saw. Did it solo but a second rig might have been nice.