Explore the most popular backpacking trails in Golden Trout Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Other than the gusty wind it’s a great trip.
Fly fishing was tough windy but the Golden’s were there.

11 months ago

Did this in 2009 and it was great! Had a minor detour as we got to the farthest point of the loop where signage was scarce. Spent about an hour trying to find the trail through the middle of a bog.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Did this hike/climb on 9-5-15. I took the old Kern Pk trail which was in ok shape but you could still follow it all the way to the peak and is faint in some places but easy to find. Its in real good shape once you get above treeline. Also did nearby Toowa Pk to the east, but had to do X-country hiking to get to it. Golden Trout Ck is still flowing quite well better than the So. Fork Kern River

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Started the hike from Crescent Meadow in Sequoia and hiked out through Cottonwood campground. Great hike!!!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hiked as part of a big loop from Lewis Camp on the other side of the Kern River. Not sure what is being referred to as a "35 mile loop". The trail is almost 6 miles and climbs the peak from the north. How you get to it is up to you since it starts far from the trailheads. It is about 12 miles to the start if going from Horseshoe Meadows by Trail Pass. Water is best on the Golden Trout side at the south end of Tunnel Meadows. The top is a rather rewarding view of the surrounding meadows and mountains.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

This is not a peak for day hikers because its so far in from all the TH's in the area. Plan on at least spending one night in the area. I only did this peak climbing the east face which I sucessfully summited. Its got great views annd I would not recomend doing this from the BlackRock TH because the trail north of Redrock Mdw is filled with downed snags and totally impossable to navigate around. If you do it, do it from the Cottonwood Pass TH and go over Trail Pass to Tunnel Mdw and plan on camping at Tunnel which has good campsites.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010