Explore the most popular birding trails in Sequoia National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

I did this hike on Monday 6 18, 2018. weather is nice in the mid-70s sunshine. there was a few people up there I saw Maybe 4 hikers on my loop around hump and back down Watchtower. saw only two people at Heather Lake. mosquitoes at Heather Lake will not bad though they were hungry. it seems that the trout in the lake we're hungrier they were swimming around ravenously hopping up and grabbing the bugs off the surface.

Great easy trail. You can bring your swim suit and swim in the pools below the water fall

Stunning views. This is an enjoyable challenge in terms of difficulty. Watch out for wildlife on the trail.

Beautiful! Great trail for the kids!

What a view! Great hike

Love this trail. Mountain perfection! Creek crossing is safe right now. There is small patches of snow at the lake but you won't see any on the trail. If you got sweet blood like I do, bug spray is a must! Mosquitos are out and hungry!! Great elevation gain hike & views to kill for!

Everything Stacy said- she was right on and I couldn’t say it any better. Quick and easy hike with maximum payoff. Absolutely worth the effort as the views are simply stunning!

Easy trail for kids. We went in the late afternoon; not many other people on the trail and the trees were stunning in the afternoon light.

hiking
4 days ago

One of the highest quality hikes in the sierras
The trail is rock and rut free
Start early to avoid mid- day heat
As of June 18 the snow is no longer

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Steep. Gets hot. Bring water

Amazing trail. Only bad thing is, lots of anoying mosquitos.

walking
6 days ago

packed. lite hike but steep. could not locate a picnic table. tourist spot

walking
6 days ago

tourist spot. cute area tho.

Was at the general for 9am amd there were o ly a few people around. By 10am the crowds had started to appear. Go early if you want peace amd time to wander at your own pace!

Really nice trail. Did meet a few people who attempted in flip-flops and sandles with no water - I would not advise!
The waterfalls at the end were every bit worth the walk up, and I also got to see a baby bear on the trail! Would recommend :)

A really nice easy trail :)

These trees are so incredibly majestic. I appreciate that the park service has made the trails to these monuments accessible to all. There is no reason to not do this trail while in the area.

These trees are so incredibly majestic. I appreciate that the park service has made the trails to these monuments accessible to all. There is no reason to not do this trail while in the area.

Great views and very relaxing lakes. We were told by the ranger that the Watchtower trail is closed so we hiked the Hump trail. If you don't have permit beforehand try to get to Lodgepole visitor center early morning to secure a spot at Pear Lake. We stayed the night at Emerald Lake and it had two bear box in case you don't want to carry a bear canister. Take mosquito repellent for sure!!

hiking
10 days ago

I loved this hike so much! it was a beautiful hike and a beautiful view. My 9 and 11 year old did a great job.

Great trip this weekend. Absolutely no one up at pear lake overnight. Except I would recommend mosquito repellent. They were quite aggressive

hiking
10 days ago

Nice views hiking up. Getting to the water is the best part and following the unmaintained trail for a bit leads to some neat spots. Went in early June and parts of the trail were littered with ladybugs just done hibernating.

Hiked to Pear a few days ago via the Watchtower route (it’s open!). Fantastic hike, although the mosquitos nearly ate me alive at the lakes, especially Pear.

Nice hike not to strenuous. Nice looking lake water still very cold every time I’m at a alpine lake I have to take a dip in. Plenty of brown Trout caught a few in just a hour very good day.

hiking
11 days ago

Previous descriptions are quite accurate, trail is gorgeous with lovely wooded areas, pretty flowers, butterflies, rocky areas and marmots! The peak is amazing and provides a true 360 view, not to be missed! Tracked on all trails and it was longer than stated. There's a rocky area about a quarter mile before the peak. The peak is higher up with 360 views so don't be fooled by the first granitey area. We also heard a low grade vibration in the trees that was a bit spooky and we talked to other hikers who heard it too. Asked a park ranger later who told us it was a growse. Look them up they are cool!

Amazing hike, one of my absolute favorites. Me and my husband hiked this trail two weeks ago. The weather was perfect, not too hot and only a little bit of snow at the top. Plenty of water on the way. It is a tough day hike though and the altitude takes it’s toll on you. A number of people we passed couldn’t make it to the top. Still, the views of snowy Sierra peaks are totally worth it.

Franklin lakes is one of my favorite hikes, beautiful views, random deer along the way. In any given summer I’ll day hike it a few times...

Hiked to Eagle Lake on Memorial Day weekend. Amazing views. The air was fresh, weather was crisp.

Beautiful hike along a beautiful stream in the beginning. It's all rocky at the end, but still easy.

backpacking
12 days ago

This hike was so beautiful!!
We backpacked the weekend of May 26!
We had to take new army pass because old army pass isn’t maintained and I think it was covered in snow passed lake #3. We were told by the rangers that it was impassible.
New army pass has beautiful views! I loved it!! We camped at high lake which was pretty secluded because most people camped at long lake.
Unfortunately we were not able to summit due to ice at the top of the first peak. I would recommend bringing crampons or micro spikes if it’s still snowy up there! Other people made it without the spikes but it’s pretty dangerous to do so! We chose not to risk it and turned around.
Either way I still loved it and want to try again soon!

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