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.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

Super easy loop to walk through and see some stunning trees. Crazy to walk through a fallen sequoia. Definitely something to see

hiking
snow
13 days ago

Amazing view of some incredible redwood trees. Informative signs throughout the cute loop around it. Plenty of snow today off the trail (March 18) but trail was clean and easy. Quick and worth stop

hiking
blowdown
23 days ago

Nice secluded trail and lake at Lake Hume. Can walk around to Christian camp and get ice cream.

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.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

Nice little trail with snow and great views at the bottom (1/2 ways through loop) Our dog loved it!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Its a peaceful short trail that i believe can be done by anyone. i was having troubles with my signal so the recording is a little glitchy. if there is snow when you go it may be a little difficult to keep track of the trail.

nature trips
icy
1 month ago

very nice, a few people, ice patch, little slippery. wasn't too cold kid friendly.

hiking
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.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

This isn’t my favorite hike style. This is a loop that descends before it ascends. It was very pretty on a warming winter day. Some ice and snow on the trail but snowshoes or crampons were not necessary. And definitely not enough snow to ski. Very similar to Tuolumne Grove Trail in Yosemite. But with less people!

Oh my! No people at all mid week in February! Paved trail with some snow and ice patches. Very kid friendly. We also saw does.

hiking
1 month ago

My first backpacking trip.it got me hook into backpacking. Adventure!

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.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Easy walk.

3/5 stars just because this trail felt like the same, but less magnificent than an average hike in Sequoia Ntl Park (that we hiked in the same morning). The trail was REALLY well maintained by previous snowshoers & skiers. Kings Canyon Ntl Park’s official “winter hiking trails” map ($1.99) was 100% useless in that it didn’t accurately represent -!) of the winter trails - this was supposed to be the winter version of the “General Grant Trail”. Ask a Ranger in the Azalea campground/General Grant parking lot & they’ll give you an excellent breakdown of signage to follow to stay on the trail in the winter conditions. We needed to use our snowshoes for this hike, our crampons didn’t provide enough flotation!

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

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
washed out
4 months ago

Beautiful short trail for the family. Due to wash out from the King’s River, the meadow is closed to hikers.

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