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Best Trails in Sequoia National Park

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Created in 1890, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees on earth and the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. At 404,063 acres and over 90% of designated wilderness, Sequoia offers over 800 miles of hiking trails. This park protects the Giant Forest, which has the world's largest tree, General Sherman, as well as four of the next nine tallest. It also has over 240 caves, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mount Whitney, and the granite dome Moro Rock.

on Congress Trail
1 day ago

Very easy trail, suitable for kids.

on Moro Rock Trail
1 day ago

Great small hike, can be kind of hard to hike. Go early in the morning to avoid high traffic.

on Big Baldy Ridge Trail
1 day ago

hiking

So I recently went to this trail and I tried following the map on this app. It is no longer a loop trail. The trail that is suggested to go back does not exist anymore. I followed the map and got off trail a few times. It was a little scary but we were fine. We found our way back to the trail each time. I sadly did not record my visit but I just recommend using the trail you go in with to get back out. Other than this complication this trail is perfect the views on the top are just unbelievable. They really are breathe taking views. It didn't take us too long to get up there. We did get to the end of the trail that was posted on this app and it was the best! We stayed at the top for a WHILE I just didn't want to go back down. It was amazing up there.

on Crescent and Log Meadows Trail
4 days ago

hiking

on Alta Peak Trail
5 days ago

I really like doing this hike during the summer when the there is no snow. The downside is the heat but staying hydrated and finding shade to rest is good. It is true what people say... Views are amazing and the last few miles are a bit tough. So hydrate a few days before that way you won't need to much water the day of. I have done this hike with less than 2liters and a few snakes.

This is one of my favorite hikes, I live close enough to the trail head that I have managed to do this trail a few times.

on Congress Trail
7 days ago

hiking

Sequias - majestatic. Hike itself easy and not challenging, a simple "walk in the park" type.

on Congress Trail
7 days ago

on Moro Rock Trail
7 days ago

hiking

Amazing views, but lots of crowds. Go early to avoid.

on Bear Hill Trail
8 days ago

hiking

Wonderful trail! Much nicer than taking the shuttle to Moro Rock. A bit of a climb from the start (from the giant forest museum) but then it levels out nicely. Good chance to see bears and/or deer on this trail.

on Moro Rock Trail
8 days ago

hiking

Short, easy hike with incredible view!

on Muir Grove Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Great little out and back trail. So much to see. Views were amazing, and the massive trees never get old!!! Take plenty of water!

on General Grant Loop Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Short little hike through an amazing forest!! The trees are massive!!

on Crystal Lake
9 days ago

backpacking

This was a beautiful 5-mile hike (one way) up to 10,800 ft in Mineral King. Went with my husband and 13 and 11 y/o kids. Going here in August was pretty amazing with great camping spots, stellar sunset views, a calming waterfall, and brisk Sierra swimming! Take note, this is NOT a moderate hike as indicated in this app. The ranger station lists it as a strenuous hike which I would agree with. As I've discovered this inconsistency, I would double-check this app's content before planning a trip. Hope to see improvements in the future as it has great potential!

on Muir Grove Trail
10 days ago

Amazing views!

on General Sherman Tree Trai...
13 days ago

nature trips

Unforgettable. Must go.

on Pear Lake Trail
13 days ago

backpacking

A great hike to get familiar with Sequoia and the Sierra wilderness overall! The rating is very correct, it's tough hike with a fairly consistent incline the entire way into the lake areas. We underestimated it and had the trail kick our butts the first day. The trek back out took less than half the time due to it all being downhill. Met the local black bear who has been seen rooting around the Emerald Lake campground- make sure you are strict with keeping the food/scented items in the bear boxes. The views from Watchtower are breathtaking.