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Angela Marie reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingFeeGreat!

This was a great trail and had directional arrows for COVID safe hiking. Not too populated. Great variety and hooks up with the waterfall trail.

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Grace Hwang reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Pretty flat trail all along, except 5min short steep section. It is chill hike, fully shaded

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Demetrio Cruz reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Kailee Santos reviewed Chalk Mountain [CLOSED]
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This trail isn't too hard to get to off highway 1. No reviews mentioned a 2 mile dirt/rocky road to get to the trailhead so I was skeptical when my GPS told me to turn onto this road. Just be sure to bring a car that can handle the rocky terrain. As for the hike, I took others' word that this was more of a moderate hike than hard as it's listed but I would definitely rate it as hard. However, my opinion could be skewed by the fact that I went in 90 degree weather. The first mile of shaded switchbacks is definitely challenging but it is very rewarding once completed. As for the trail itself, it is fairly narrow and could be a concern with COVID but on a Saturday afternoon I only ran into a couple other groups who thankfully had masks. Trail is easy to follow so just keep going up! After checking out the upper vista point, you can continue on the path to the left of the sign where you'll walk through unshaded, dry, rocky terrain until you reach a dirt road. Go left up this road until you reach a fork with the right side going uphill and the left going downhill. If you go to the right at the fork, you'll reach some sort of signal tower with a bathroom and the view is incredible. The AllTrails map tells you to go further than this but I didn't because it was so dang hot and I was tired of walking on the dirt road in sweltering heat. Walking on a dirt road isn't my ideal hike so that's why I take off a star. But overall this is a good, challenging trail! Might need to come back to find the waterfall next time.

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Dean Guzman reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingBugsFeeGreat!

Amazing trail with lots of shade. Tough incline in the middle of the trail but the timing is just right. One of my favorite trails ever.

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Magali Fassiotto reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Mervin John reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Mitch Aman reviewed Chalk Mountain [CLOSED]
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Jose Cuellar reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingBugsGreat!

I went here before it's closed by the fire, it was super nice with shades and huge trees. Check out my video, you can see what to expect on this trail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0xjyf6XYxU

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Rob Mann reviewed Chalk Mountain [CLOSED]
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Danny T reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Caitlyn Bradford reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Gorgeous trail. Hot in August and dry most of the way. Our phone recorded more than 10 miles. Not sure what’s up

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Maria Teresa Cortez reviewed Big Basin Extended Loop [CLOSED]
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Nice hike, start early (aim for 7ish for less crowds). Park was absolutely packed when we left around 2pm. Could be a nice trail run ;)

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I love this hike. It is definitely not easy, so expect some tough rocky spots especially toward the end. I got to the trail head about 20 minutes after Big Basin opened and didn’t see a single person on my way up. I recommend going early because the latter leg of the trail is uncovered and sunny. I’ve done this hike a few times—sometimes the peak is sunny, other times windy and foggy. Bring layers!

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Tina Risley reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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big basin is my favorite place on earth.

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beautiful stroll for the first part of the hike...the second half is much more strenuous and completely worth it. my boys and I did it in 2.5 hours with a stop at the top to soak it all in.

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Sarah Shelley reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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we did this with a group of ages, 10-56 years old. started at little vain camp grounds picnic area. it was hard and steep to start with, and for better at the top. uphill hike for about 20 min. great area. loved it.

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Sue Abernethy reviewed Big Basin Extended Loop [CLOSED]
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We took it clockwise even tho we intended to do it counter, besides that slight hiccup the hike was lovely besides the sense of urgency we had since the park closed at 8. We started around 12:20 and ended around 7:30 with an average of 25 min miles. Only thing would be nice is another bathroom lol

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Aoife W reviewed Sequoia Trail [CLOSED]
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Easy, shaded, mainly flat hike through the trees. Operating counter clockwise only due to covid. Saw a surprising number of people not wearing any masks.

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