Trail of 100 Giants is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Springville, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
We had a blast with our two dogs! It was beautiful and majestic. Definitely an easy hike with lots of people and dogs but some how you still get lost in the forest and forget they are there. Definitely worth the trip, also it is nice and shady from all the trees and a nice temperature even on a 100 degree day. The path is pretty narrow considering it is paved so keep this in mind if you bring your dogs, they will definitely have to be comfortable being that close with other people, children, and dogs.
It was fun and easy but part of it was closed.
very good hike, for beginning hikers. Just make sure that when your at the higher elevation you don't loose your balance, because the trail does get slimmer, later.
Such and amazingly beautiful place. if you would like to see what we saw click the link to watch our video
The Giant sequoias were truly amazing, man, I didn't know a tree could get so tall! Thats pretty much the highlight of this trail for me. The parking costed us five dollars, which isn't bad, so we didn't complain. Most the hike is also paved, which for us bored us over time. Overall, the sequoias are worth seeing, the hike though is only centered around that, so be prepared for just a fun little stroll when approaching this hike.
This was a really great way to check out the huge sequoias in the area. The paved trail and many benches makes this a very accessible trail. It can get crowded and it's certainly not a "wilderness hike," but it's very much worth seeing. There are some really cool trees you can even stand inside!
This is the second time I've gone to trail. It's so beautiful and the weather has always been very tolerable in the summer months. The drive is very windy and at times, down right scary. Inadequate signs on the way... There aren't any. The sign that points to the trail at the 4 way stop is several feet in from the corner and easily missed. More signs would make this drive a lot better. Even having been there once before, I still had the feeling I had missed my turn. All in all its a majestic walk.
While lost in search of our Kern River trail head we ran across this nice stroll under the Giants. Leave your 50 L packs in the car and feel free to strap on a day pack/ fanny pack and meander beneath some impressive sequoias. Be advised: If you are looking for that "wilderness experience" you may be disappointed. The trails are all neatly laid asphalt paths with comfortable benches and information placards aplenty. After paying our $5 cash parking fee, the attendant there handed us a nice guide brochure and informed us that leaving the paths was totally allowed and for us to feel free to climb on whatever we liked. This is not always the case where sequoias are involved ( shallow root systems ). She said this was allowed due the low volume of visitors to this site. Despite the tame, paved paths this easy hike affords some true majestic examples of the California Sequoia.
We always stop for this park when we are in the area. It is any easy paved (handicapped accessible) up close and personal look at the amazing giant Sequoia trees (note..sequoia and redwoods are in the same tree family but are not interchangeable). Our previous visit was in 2011. Since that time a couple of trees conjoined at their bases fell and obliterated a section of the path...a sad site to see, for sure. But the fallen trees pose a good chance to get a good glimpse of how massive they truly are. You can climb up onto the trunks and also see their massive root ball. The park intends to keep them as they have fallen and build a new path around them...and we saw some very minor evidence of that work in progress. This is an absolutely "must see" if you are driving around the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada's.
Made for an easy warm up hike for the Needles Lookout. Good weather when it's hot in the valley, I think my dog enjoyed it too :)
An easy, leisurely walk with a view of a pretty meadow and an up-close look at some of the giant redwoods. Great introduction to the trees and the park in general. Pictures really can't capture the view or experience of being next to the trees.
This is the ideal trail if you have young children and you want to introduce them to hiking. It's flat and paved with plenty to see and climb on. Not to mention the jaw-dropping awe that the giant redwoods inspire. The pictures really don't do it justice. You have to see them for yourself. We brought our three children (ages 9, 7 & 5) and our dog and we had a blast.
Beautiful trail that is laid out so smoothly. With every corner or twist in the trail stands a Redwood with a story of its own. The magnificent roots that are exposed look magical. The scent of nature fills the air. Standing on a fallen Redwood was a wonderful feeling. You don't get that opportunity too many times in our lifetime. This is a must go! The still small creek flowing over a blanket of moss, is soothing to the eyes and soul.
The paved trail makes it very easy to walk, for the old and young. Nice and short, did the trail last year, and loved it.
Its a good little walk. They should'nt have paved the trail its takes away the naturalness of the scenery.