Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It's a nice and easy segment. You have some nice views. Saw a bear near panther gap, that was exciting!

There are a few good spots along the river off of the trail if you look. Not a bad hike.

With the snow and being short of time, only walked the first two miles and then turned around. Other trail users were skiers (7), snowshoes (6), hikers (5). Totally coming back1

Amazing trail to see Sequoias without crowds or really anyone. It felt like we had it to ourselves.

hiking
5 months ago

North Fork Dr is NOT paved all the way. It’s a pretty scary drive. 4-wheel drive recommended. We ended up pulling over and walking the rest of the road to the trail. The trail was gorgeous, although not maintained. The trail is a nice, easy hike along the creek.

hiking
7 months ago

Good easy trail to hike. Did 8 miles out and back in a new psir of boots. Not many parking places at trailhead. But did not see anyone on the trail with me.

This was a nice hike - did it in early June and was subdued by clouds/fog towards the end of the climb. No views at the summit, consequently, but bounding down the still-deep snow on the way down was good fun.

One of the best views of my life! I'm 49 now, and I was there at age 15

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great hike even during the winter! Highly recommend crampons

I've done this one in the spring, summer, fall, and snowshoed it in the winter. gorgeous view!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The trail seems to have taken a beating from rain storms. large section has a landslide (picture added) and heavy overgrowth and down trees. Also a lot of bugs this time of year. Recommend for very experienced hikers. Was beyond my skill set and was doing it solo, turned around for safety.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nice old road now trail. I'm guessing it goes about 12 miles so you can hike as far as you like. We normally do 3 hours up, rest, and return.

backpacking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Great Hike

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Nice short paved trail near the Sequoia NP Giant Forest Museum, a short walk from the overflow parking lot to Beetle Rock and the Beetle Rock Family Nature Center. Beetle Rock is an open bald granite flat mound with impressive views to the south and west. The trail begins at the bathrooms in the overflow parking lot, and is fairly flat to Beetle Rock. Great spot for kids. Nice place for a picnic but can get crowded.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Very easy hike stunning views.

It was a breathtaking and majestic stop on our way towards Alta meadow. My boyfriend and I had a brief picnics there as well. Well worth it!

walking
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nice walk. Wheelchair accessible.

walking
Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Beetle Rock hike, if it can be called a hike, is a short walk from the overflow parking lot at Giant Forest to the Giant Forest Museum. The paved trail leads you right up onto Beetle Rock and the Beetle Rock Family Nature Center. The center is a facility for educational groups that are studying the park. Beetle Rock is a large granite slope with impressive views to the south and west. The trail begins at the bathroom in the overflow parking lot, climbs just a bit and emerges onto Beetle Rock. This is a great spot for have a little fun scrambling and exploring after the car ride up the mountain. This is a play land for kids that like to poke around boulders and chase chipmunks and lizards. The views are wonderful, but best viewed in the evening when the sun is setting it the West. The trail will pass on the West side of the parking lot and continue across the Generals Highway to the Giant Forest Museum. This area is a staging area for the free shuttle system the park service uses to cut down on private vehicles in the park.

Started at Wolverton on this out and back adventure. I hiked to Panther Gap where the view was great. First half of the trail had no snow however, the conditions changed the second half. The snow was covering the trail so you had to rely on the markers which slowed me down.

trail running
Friday, March 18, 2011

Nice trail run. Came in from Wolverton and out via High Sierra trail from the Mehrten creek bivouac site.

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9 months ago

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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