hiking
10 days ago

Road down is pretty rough unless you have a serious 4wd truck. The road is 2miles each way and has great views and sequoias, so a nice 4mile option. The trails have about a foot and a half of snow and I was the first one to make tracks.

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blowdown
23 days ago

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 month ago

A few friends and I hiked the 11 mile loop on 2/29/2020. Although the road to the trail head is open, we were not able to access the parking area due to fallen trees. Lots of debris and fallen trees on the trail but still usable. Didn't see anyone else on the entire trail and only a few patches of snow to cross. I have done this hike many times and always enjoy the view.

As of 2/22/20 the snow is really starting to melt. The road to the panoramic ridge is still closed. But able to hike without snowshoes. But if you want to continue to the fire outlook you will need snowshoes.

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blowdown
icy
1 month ago

Beautiful hike!! The access road to trailhead was not something I I would try in a golf (adding 4 total miles to hike). The access road was very icy for the first 1/4 of the mile after that it is drivable. Anyways back to the hike! Enter though a stand of sequoias that follows through to the top of the mountain. The trees are amazing, but we did have to hike around some blow down trees on the trail. The hike has great Mountain View and finishes off following the creek at the bottom of the mountain. Be on the lookout for bears! We saw lots of bear poop.

January 31 - this trail starts at the grant grove visitor center, the road is closed right now due to snow. We hiked up the road, then used snowshoes from panoramic point to the fire lookout. Making it a 10 mile round trip. Beautiful view from panoramic point, along the ride and fire lookout.

The trail was nice, complete with a couple of beautiful mountain range views and tons of giant sequoia. The only major negative was the bugs. They were non-stop the entire time. With bug spray it would have been fine — come prepared and you’ll love it.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view, gorgeous sunset. Keep walking until there no where else to go

Nice and peaceful trail. Not many people this time of the year. Really enjoyed it.

hiking
5 months ago

Very well kept trail, easy grade to the pass. No real established trail to peak, soft and shifty soil. Very windy approaching summit, didn’t finish due to high winds.

Like everyone says here this trail has everything, sequoias , a waterfall (small one), creek crossing and there is an area with a great view of the forest. Beware there is a lot of uphill climbing on this hike. All trails tracker reported a 1000 feet delta between lowest point and highest point. This loop is 9 miles not 7.

hiking
5 months ago

It's hard to find a better trail in terms of (1) proximity to Park entrance, (2) ease of hike, and (3) payoff at the end. The views from the top are stunning, and the immense glacial boulders scattered here and there along the whole length of the the trail make for diverse scenery and lots of fun climbing for those inclined to do so. The boulders, beauty and brevity of the trail make this a prime choice for families with young children, or for anyone looking for a memorable experience that doesn't involve a grueling hike.

hiking
scramble
5 months ago

Trail was great! If you would like to see the most giant sequoia’s, this is the trail!

October 11, great time of year for this hike. I did Sugarbowl trail down to the creek, spent the night along the water, then hiked out Hart trail. Beautiful hike among the giant trees. No bugs, few people, cold at night, but gorgeous during the day.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy little hike with no one else on the trail. Great views at the end.

Very nice trail to do in the afternoon. The panoramic point is nice but i have seen better. The trail is in good condition and give a nice example of what the forest look like in this region. The best part is at the Fire Lookout at the end of the trail. The view is awesome. When we got there, there were two volunteers oversleeping in the tower that were watching for fires. They were extremely friendly and kind and explained us lots of things on the park and the opportunities in the region. At that time, rangers were doing prescribed fires so the valley was full of smoke, it was very nice to see from above.

The perfect hike. AllTrail directions Coordinates take you right to closest trailhead parking lot. Hart Tree / Fallen Goliath Loop trail is off to the left. After about a quarter mile, you’ll have choice of taking left or right for the loop. If you don’t want a steep incline at the end of your hike, go RIGHT.

Definitely more than a moderate trail, especially if it’s over 70° out. The trail is well maintained and the views are worth it. The elevation gain is real. We clocked this trail just over 4.8 miles. It took 2 hours to the look out and an hour back down.

Beautiful hike up the wall of the canyon. Wear pants because there’s a lot of low ground cover that’s pokey. Amazing panoramic views at the top!

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scramble
6 months ago

Absolutely Amazing..... this trail has it all! 5 stars all the way.... but your legs will be sore

Loved this trail! Lush and green, huge sequoias, absolutely beautiful! Not many other hikers, so kinda felt secluded which was nice. Never saw the Fallen Goliath either, so don't know what happened there. Funny story though....deep into the hike I swear I hear a cow moo. Cow moo? Okay...says my partner with that "you're nuts" look. A little further we see something big and black! Must be a bear! Nope...It's a Black Cow! (Now who's nuts?):-) Yep, a cow. Must have been lost, because it followed the ring of my bear bell on my backpack for a ways, until we walked thru a downed tree that had a tunnel through it. We told some other hikers coming from the opposite direction to look for the cow, and maybe help it find it's way out. What an unexpected find in the middle of the Sequoia National Forest!

hiking
6 months ago

Similar to many options around there. I'd suggest oing the northern road if you do only this distance - or do the loop

I had the mileage for this out and back hike at 4.8. The trail is mostly a series of narrow switchbacks leading to the Cedar Grove Overlook. When we did the hike the temp. was in the mid 70's. The trail was mostly in the sun and was dusty. Bring a lot of water and watch out for bees during the last 1/4 mile of the hike. The overlook views are worth the effort.

Perfect. All I can say.

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