Camp Nelson Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, CA and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from February until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
We started from the Belknap campground and according to this map, we only made it halfway before needing to turn around because of remaining daylight. There were plenty of places to stop and play in the cool spring water. Only saw three groups of people on the 3 hour hike.
We started the hike outside of the Quaking Aspen campground. It made the hike almost all downhill. We drove a vehicle to the trailhead near Belknap campground first. The trail was amazing. It definitely had a good amount of large trees to look at.
Fun trail some technical sections. Beautiful trees and creek crossing.
it was easy, not busy, and fairly easy.
Beautiful trail! We took our dog on her first hike and this trail was great for it. Not too much traffic but still a few people about. Would definitely recommend and repeat.
Parked near the trailhead at the end of Nelson Drive (end of campground). Lots of fallen trees, however the view early April 2016 is simply gorgeous.
With the exception of getting around the fallen trees blocking the trail, this is an easy hike in my book.
It was okay, kids had a blast climbing all the fallen trees.
Excellent trail! Wide variety of riding offering fun for all skill levels.
Peaceful hike through Giants most of the way.
This trail I would rate as moderate to easy. It is near Belknap Campground, where you can stay the night. The trail is clean and it can take you further in Sequoia National Monument. You will find the existing Sequoia's around you. You will find yourself crossing a river over a bridge with a rope tote. Dogs are OK to travel this trail. Mountain bikers like to travel this trail, but they were respectful.