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Created in 1890, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees on earth and the tallest peak in the contiguous United States. At 404,063 acres and over 90% of designated wilderness, Sequoia offers over 800 miles of hiking trails. This park protects the Giant Forest, which has the world's largest tree, General Sherman, as well as four of the next nine tallest. It also has over 240 caves, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mount Whitney, and the granite dome Moro Rock.
I would not label this trail as easy, especially if you do all 8+ miles. I hike regularly and would say it is moderate. That being said it is an awesome trail. Today held many highlights such as wildflowers all along the trail and the waterfalls were stunning.
Beautiful hike along the river. There are a few spots you can stop for the night if you are backpacking. The girlfriend and I went up a few miles - stopped at the Tea Cups / Falls and relaxed - then headed back.
Highly suggest this beautiful hike.
My 65 year old father young brother and nephew headed out in this early spring hike. Trail east absolutely perfect for spring. Flowers, streams Due to the extreme winter and rain in 2017 Rivers were a bit of a challenge to cross, if you don't have near perfect balance make sure to bring a spare pair of shoes to cross in rivers with walking sticks. Ran into some heavy wind and rain at Panther stopped for an hour to take cover.
There is a nice campground in about 5 miles and across the second creek. Big bolder and forepit all set up stream running and some great solitude and peace.
We made it to Buckcreek and back. Clocked 18 miles. Have to say I wish we could have made it to the Redwoods. Short on 2 Day hike really need three to enjoy all the way and back.
Will look to come back again possibly in summer for enjoyment of wormer weather and a dip in the streams.
We went in early spring on a weekend and were the only people out on the trail. If you want solitude, this is it!
I definitely recommend taking a GPS with you out on this trail. Ranchers drive cattle through the area, and we had to stop several times to check we were going the right way.
We heard a bear up ahead of us, so turned around before we reached the pass. We'll definitely have to come back. Gorgeous views, lots of waterfalls, and the dog loved it too!