Bearpaw Meadow to Redwood Meadow Trail is a 21.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
A great backpacking alternative when the high country is blanketed in snow. This trail is best travelled in the Spring months. The progression from the Foothills to a secluded giant sequoia grove makes it diverse. It is also possible to hook up with a more extensive trail system which can lead you north to Giant Forest or south to Mineral King.
Great hike! Stopped at Eagle View and could look back to Moro Rock. Mehrten creek was a great place to stop, relax, fill our water and cool off our feet. 9 mile was a bit buggy. Buck Creek was too full to stop and camp, but was amazing. The last 1.4 mile push to Bearpaw was very tough, but had amazing views and deer all over.
Beautiful scenery, underestimated the mileage to bearpaw meadow/junction. And I did it in the middle of summer, very much my mistake, inexperienced hiker. Would love to do this hike again, but in cooler weather.
Did this in April 2016. Went 9.5 from the trailhead to the bearpaw junction and camped. Came back the next day. Excellent views of Castle Rocks and Moro Rock at the start and then the Great Western Divide and Eagle Scout Peak later down the trail. There is currently no snow pack and the stream crossings are easy rock hopping. Highly Recommend this trail for early season hiking.
Did this hike in the beginning of November the weather was perfect. There was a storm earlier in the week which brought snow so the already breathtaking views were even better. I would highly recommend this hike!
Very nice hike up to Panther creek. The views are awesome along the way and amazing from the creek near the wilderness campsite. About 6 mi. round trip up to Panther creek and back. We did it in mid April this year and the weather was awesome. Got to hear some thunder and see some lightning on the way back down. A nice little spring shower cooled us off for a bit on the way back to the trailhead. Will definitely do this hike again.
Great views of Moro Rock and Castle Rock as your hiking along. Very warm in summer, but perfect place to hike in spring.
Left a few miles out of buckeye flats to a pretty steep climb. A lot of up and down so the way back will be of similar difficulty. Gear views of Morro and castle rock. Lots of creeks and streams. Good camping about 3 miles in. Would not suggest you take this trail in the summer.
Only had time for three miles in and out :( This was a dream hike since I was a small child and saw the picture of the car driving through the tree back in the early 70s. Sadly 9/11 happened and changed our travel plans. Someday I will return and finish the trail. That first three miles has made the desire to hike this trail a must do knowing the reward will be awesome.
It's a fairly mellow trail not to steep, very gradual climb in altitude. Redwood meadow is beautiful and very serene. I've been there a few times to work on the cabin and tack shed in the corral. It's a bit easier to go over the timber gap from mineral king 2 miles up 5 down fairly steep and last 2 are easy. Both trails have amazing views of the valley and Moro rock.
The Hike out to redwood was my first hike at altitude. we did a 13 mile stretch, all slightly uphill, what a way to acclimate! It was very dusty and hot, but so much fun. And then the big payoff, redwood meadow is just gorgeous.