Best trails in Sequoia National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Sequoia National Forest, California? AllTrails has 78 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 39 moderate trails in Sequoia National Forest ranging from 1.5 to 46.2 miles and from 2,057 to 11,519 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Sequoia National Forest, in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California has the highest concentration of giant sequoia tree groves in the world with 38 groves within the park boundaries. Other species of trees include Jeffrey Pine, Red Fir, Coast Douglas-fir, Ponderosa Pine, White Fir, and Lodgepole Pine. In addition to the big trees, the park also features 850 miles (1,370 km) of trails, camping facilities, and beautiful wilderness areas. Sequoia NF is the official home of the Boole Tree, 12000 foot peaks, granite monoliths, and many limestone caves. Check out the trails listed or go to the Visitor Center for more info. Sequoia National Park, Sequoia National Forest, Kings Canyon National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument are all next to one another in this area so it is a great place to make a trip out of.
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Top trails (78)
#1 - Trail of 100 Giants
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 36 m
Please note: The road to the trailhead may close seasonally. Please be sure to check with the park prior to your visit.Show more
#2 - Seven Teacups Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Seven Teacups is a short section of Dry Meadow Creek just before it joins the Kern River. The canyon is mostly used for canyoneering but the upper pools are accessible without gear. This canyon is besShow more
#3 - Johnsondale Bridge Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
Johnsondale Bridge Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Johnsondale, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#4 - Packsaddle Cave Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Hike begins about 16 miles north of Kernville on Mtn. 99 just north of the Fairview Campground. Trail climbs 3 miles to the cave. Bring a flashlight to explore the cave to see the remaining stalactiteShow more
#5 - Unal Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Unal Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wofford Heights, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - Needles Lookout Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
The road to the trailhead is closed but you can extend the hike from the turnoff which will add an extra 6 miles. Show more
#7 - Camp Nelson Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
As of December 2019, the road is closed before the trailhead. Be prepared to add some length to your hike. Show more
#8 - Mill Creek Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 8 h 51 m
Mill Creek Trail is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Wofford Heights, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numberShow more
#9 - Freeman Creek Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Freeman Creek Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#10 - Remington Hot Spring Trail
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 17 m
Remington Hot Spring Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bodfish, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
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