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Nov 18th

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walking
14 days ago

11/24/18 Great little walk through some giants. Entire path is paved and highly trafficked. Very touristy location. It was pretty cool considering it was our first encounter with the sequoias. After we left here we drove north to hike Camp Nelson trail. It was a great balance as there were very few people and still saw some grand sequoias!

on Miracle Hot Spring

hiking
19 days ago

Poison oak everywhere, springs are filthy! I wouldn’t recommend leaving your car unattended. Better luck at Remington.

hiking
21 days ago

One of my favorite trails in the KRV. I've never seen more than a handful of people on it. There are a lot of claims still active in the area, so stay on the trail. Rattlesnakes are also a common sight, pay attention to your surroundings.

Loved it. Surrounded by pines, some great views, nice rest area at top. The pup loved it too!

Great stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

best trail in southern california hands down !

Beautiful trail. Moderate workout. Try hiking this one in March when it’s green and beautiful everywhere. Waterfalls in the canyon are a plus! Hit up KRV Brewing Co. for a treat after. No water available. Watch out for occasional dirt bikers.

Beautiful hike lots of scenery, very short hike down there were a lot of people in the hot springs so was unable to get in or take pic of it. Was really hoping it wouldn’t be busy today. I didn’t want strange people in my photos. Overall good hike.

1 month ago

Gorgeous trail! This was a great escape from the heat in early May.

hiking
1 month ago

This is more of a nature walk, so if you're looking for a workout, it's probably not what you want. I personally wanted to see Sequoias and also have my dog able to come with me. Since pups arent allowed in the park, this hit the spot! The trail is very busy but most people are friendly and respectful. You get a chance to crawl around huge trees and stand in awe of these majestic giants.
Highly recommend for small kids and dogs, and anyone else wanting to see Sequoia trees in a peaceful, shaded setting.

9-16-18. Short but great hike. if you are in the area, this is a most do. There Is a $5 fee, but it never hurts to support our parks.

easy

simple to get thru without poles. its run friendly for those that like elevation training

Wouldn’t recommend hiking this trail. Wait till vegetation has grown back. The road up to this trail is pretty bad, full of pot holes and loggers. The trail isn’t high enough to be cool. Also due to a fire most of the trail is very fine and loose dirt. This causes a multitude of problems. 1) as you walk you kick up dust and dirt which not only gets you very dirty but can get in your eyes and make it hard breath. This coupled with the heat is very unpleasant. 2) since there is no vegetation it is nearly impossible to keep on the trail. The trail isn’t used enough to where the trail is outlined enough. When I went up I lost the trail and ended up climbing the largest hill near me. The views there were alright but not worth the trouble.

walking
3 months ago

I don't know what happened but when I tried to get into this place, the road was blocked. I probably made a wrong turn or came in a different way Got into the lake from a place farther up. There were tons of people there labor day weekend as expected. The lake really smelled and there was broken glass everywhere. I didn't stay for long and didn't let my dog into the water. It was really hot. Tons of people jetskiing and out on boats fishing.

walking
3 months ago

Paid $5 for parking

Clearly marked trail on the other side of the road. Beautiful sequoias scattered throughout the trail. Can walk on a fallen one. A lot of the trees have burn marks on them. Nice walk through the woods. Very crowded when I went. Lots of tourist groups. Dog friendly. On leash. Very clean.

walking
3 months ago

I have been coming here since I was a child. This is a great easy hike/walk. Perfect for younger family and friends... even the dogs! Pretty scenery and is a nice way to beat the heat of the valley in the summer.

trail running
3 months ago

This was a simple and gratifying trail with lots to see. To park, we had to pay a 5 dollar fee (not a big deal) for an ALL DAY pass. We arrived around 8am and hit the trail early. By the time we returned for lunch it was crowded with no available parking,so be an early bird. We brought the kids along so it wasn't a difficult hike. Definitely will return!

Easy, paved trail with great views of impressive redwoods. Good walk for kids.

walking
4 months ago

The trees are amazing, the trail is a very light paved walk in a loop. It was a nice casual stroll. Be prepared to pay the GOV $5 for parking. And no an America The Beautiful pass will not be accepted.

We first walk this trail in April 2017 and the path was covered with downed trees and large branches and we had to crawl over or around the debris. We went again in May and June 2018 and it was a huge improvement, just a shame that there are people that have ruin the beauty of the trail with graffiti and carvings.

This was an awesome hike when it was snowing. There was a huge circle around the hot springs from the heat!!! Always be careful if you jump in the river though!!!

the trail was easy and we could actually touch the giant trees.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was awesome! Easy hike, mostly uphill. There are a few views that poke through the trees that are really cool. I saw deer and surprisingly 4 cows at the summit. Definitely would do it again!

on Trail of 100 Giants

walking
4 months ago

Super easy little hike. All paved. Great for the little ones and lots of information. Can be really crowded at times. I’ve been here about 5-6 times. More crowded on the weekends.

Amazing. Super accessible to all. It’s a paved walkway the whole length

Great space to stop & stretch your legs.
This is more of a botanical garden type walk with a paved trail. There is a shortloop or you can add a 2nd loop for a little longer of a walk. Pro: It's a very friendly place. $5 to park across the street. well marked. Accessible for those using wheelchairs & mobility devices. Cons: It is popular & 1 of the more crowded places in the forest. The accessibility features don't extend to signage.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my new favorite spots along the Kern River. Trail runs along Brush Creek, with many pools to cool down in during hot summer days.

There is some steep granite climbing areas if you continue on the trail and since it's not official, it requires some moderate exploration on parts.

Definitely follow to "the end", which should take you to an area with mostly granite rock and cascading falls and pools.

hiking
5 months ago

A bit crowded on the weekends.

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