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
21 days ago

I’m planning to do this in mid to late August 2020 as a one-day slog. Is anyone interested in joining me? We’d bag Tyndall while on the way to Williamson. If so, please text me at (626)-684-2074

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.

nature trips
icy
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great first hike. Whole lot less icy then expected. Some small down tress and limbs on the trail. Overall not bad

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.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Everyone should see the giant sequoias!

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

Did this in a day on 11/3/19. 13:40 total time start to finish, partner and I thought about 22 miles, 5600' gain. Fun adventure for those willing to put in a strenuous day and having a light pack made a difference for scramble sections. A good amount of class 3 once off trail, we had one granite slab traverse to 4th class downclimb to avoid a snowfield but that was fun and nothing felt overly technical. Leaving Lamarck Col begins the route finding which we didn't find to be too difficult. A faint trail hugs the northern shore of Darwin Canyon lakes. Turn north before Darwin Bench up a stream and stay hiker's right of the outflow notch. Hug east side of first lake and cut between next lake up to the next bench and lake. Scrambling west side of next lake led to impassable snowfield forcing us to boulder hop and submerge to knees for about 100 ft section in the lake skirting the wall of ice. Snow forced us to do things a low snow year wouldn't which made for slightly slower going but more adventure. Scrambling up to Alpine Col was straight forward and luckily not much snow in the way for down scramble through giant boulders. Once to Goethe Lake it's slow going scrambling for a ways along the east side. Cut between the next lake and stay west side of that one and Muriel. Once around the NW corner of Muriel you'll pick back up the trail thru Piute pass and it's smooth sailing on a mellow path out.

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

Go between 7-8am to avoid the crowds.The first tourist bus pulled in as we were leaving. Peaceful and quiet. It's a paved path, but does allow for some real trail hiking. The cabin is cool and walking through the living tree was also neat for our children.

Best view of the canyon from the meadow floor.

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