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3 days ago

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

hiking
3 days 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 days ago

Great! Even if it’s hot in the late afternoon you can find some shade.

Easy (quick) escape to nature. Beautiful hike and drive

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

hiking
1 month ago

Parking requires a "Discovery pass". I did not have one but Thomas the Ranger was nice and let me through 'just this once'. To get to the trail head I had to walk a mile and a half down a hot unshaded asphalt road (3 mi round trip). Once you reach the trail head it's all uphill. I started in the middle of the day in hot September. It was 89° when I started and climbed to over 100 during my hike. I abandoned the uphill climb after the 1st mile and got into the creek to cool off on my way back to my car. There were some pretty views of the reservoir as I climbed. This would probably be more fun if you did it in the cooler months and or started much earlier in the day.

hiking
1 month ago

Very hot in the summer and barely any shade but very pretty rocks. Lots of loose sand which can be slippery.

walking
1 month ago

Short climb up the rock after driving into the dirt road. Very peaceful even tho there was tons of ppl. Beautiful views.

walking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Great hike! It was clean and right before the end there is a bench overlooking the mountians. Peaceful.

trail running
1 month 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!

great trail, but no clear end to it and trail gets harder to define the farther in you go. Still, a quiet hike that gives you some shade and tranquillity.

easy hike. great for quick trip to nature

hiking
2 months ago

We drove in and parked at the base of the rock. Easy, quick scurry up to the top. Beautiful views, I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Sequoia National Forest.

***Do not follow Google Maps...input Frenchman’s Flat Campground to GPS and start from there***

Best hike I’ve done around LA! Park at Frenchmen’s Flat Campground and walk along paved road to trailhead. Paved road runs along Piru Creek where you can do some trout fishing. Steady climb from trailhead to peak. First half is unspectacular, but once you hit 2,000 feet the surroundings are awesome-amazing views of layered mountains on one side and Pyramid Lake on the other. Temperature cools significantly as you climb higher. There is an awesome fire lookout at the peak-go up on the roof for an amazing 360 view...felt like I was in a National Park. There’s also free bottled water at the fire lookout. Round trip this hike is about 10 miles-I was very tired afterward. I hiked this trail beginning 3:30 pm on a Saturday and was the only one on the trail. Interstate 5 is visible but not audible for most of the trail.

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

walking
2 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.

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

hiking
2 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
3 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
3 months ago

I am all about interesting rock formations and the rocks are definitely neat, but I imagine this trail is far more interesting to climbers and if viewed from the bottom (much like waterfalls that still flow -- always more impressive from below!). I may have to go back and attempt viewing from below or after some serious rains to see if I get lucky like one other reviewer.

And I must say, it is rather interesting to imagine the life and water that once flowed through this valley.

So quiet here! Hardly ever see anyone else. Make sure to bring bug spray. Love climbing over the downed trees and the slightly rocky sections. Watch out for loose gravel in a few spots.

This past week, my group and I watched the sunset and went rappelling off of this rock! It’s was a great first experience. Be warned that the hike back up is tough. Our guides had ropes.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit crowded on the weekends.

hiking
3 months ago

This area used to be a good hunting area way back when I was young. It is still beautiful and a nice walk around. The camp ground, if not full, is nice also. I go there often, think about when I was a boy sitting under one of these trees watching everything, listening to the wend and watching for deer. Used to be so quiet then. How things change. The mountains are full of redwood groves, just have to get out and find them.

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