Upper Colony Mill Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
Great view at Admiration Point. Was hoping the trail would loop from there so I wouldn't have to backtrack but couldn't find a continuing trail. Next time I'll keep to the right at the fork and hike to the old ranger station.
We began this trail off of Crystal Cave Rd. A few miles in (on the left) there is parking for 3-4 cars and an unmarked trailhead. It follows the old road into Sequoia National Park. At one point you can veer to the left on the trail and hike another 1-1.5 miles out to an area called "Admiration Point." It's a cliff that overlooks (interestingly enough) Marble Falls. If you don't veer left you can continue on to see the old building that was a caretaker's home. Lots of evidence that bears are nearby (scat) made me a little uneasy, but I didn't see any bears. Would only do this hike in a large group, because of that. A great hike that doesn't seem to be that well-known!!