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Best kid friendly trails in Sequoia National Park

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Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.
Map of kid friendly trails in Sequoia National Park
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404,063 acres
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Top trails (25)
#1 - Tokopah Falls via Tokopah Valley Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Like Yosemite Valley, Tokopah Valley was shaped by a glacier. This trail leads you under the canopy of pines and firs as you pass an occasional meadow and creek-crossings with a rewarding waterfall at the end. Show more
#2 - General Sherman Tree Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Fun easy walk to see the largest tree in the world! There are two trails to get to the General Sherman Tree - this route includes stairs. The other runs from the handicapped-accessible parking lot/shuttle stop near Generals Highway and can be viewed here on its own trail page: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/general-sherman-tree-accessibleShow more
#3 - Congress Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
This popular paved trail first takes you to the General Sherman Tree and then into the heart of the Giant Forest. No other trail in the park has so many large sequoia clusters in such a short distance. It is also a pleasant snow-shoe in the winter months. There are multiple steep sections on this trail with a grade above 12% making it not accessible for most wheelchair and strollers users. Also, there are some stairs when using this route from the north to access the General Sherman Tree. There is another way to get to General Sherman Tree from the handicapped-accessible parking lot to the south near Generals Highway and a portion of the Congress Trail can be done from there as a shorter loop. That trail can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/congress-loop-accessibleShow more
#4 - Big Trees Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
This easy, paved, family-friendly trail offers several educational displays focusing on the giant sequoia ecosystem. It passes by the Giant Forest Museum, the Clara Barton Tree, Round Meadow, and various Giant Sequoia and young Sequoia groves. Accessibility: This trail is paved/boardwalk, typically at least three feet wide, and mostly gentle with an estimated average grade of 3% and a max grade of 6%.Show more
#5 - Giant Forest Loop Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
The trailhead at General Sherman Tree parking lot is about 5 minutes away from the Lodgepole Visitor Center. It is a very popular hike in the summertime, so you may need to park your car at the visitor center and hop on the free shuttle to the trailhead lot. This trail will take you through the heart of the giant sequoia forest, which is home to about half of the earth’s largest and longest-living trees with over 8,000 of them. At the last half mile you will be able to admire the majestic General Sherman Tree. Dated to be around 2,100 years old, 100 feet wide, and 275 feet tall it is the largest and tallest living tree in the world! The park is open year-round and makes for a spectacular winter destination, though some roads will be closed in the winter time due to snow. You should still be able to access the trailhead, though car chains may be required. There is a restroom at the parking lot but no water or services, so be sure to pack accordingly. Dogs are not allowed on the trail or on any non-paved area (campsites excluded) in the park. Show more
#6 - Crescent and Log Meadows Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 52 m
#7 - Hanging Rock Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 17 m
#8 - General Sherman Tree (Accessible)
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
See the largest tree in the world! Accessibility: This trail is the more accessible route to the General Sherman Tree that starts at the handicapped-accessible parking lot/shuttle stop near Generals Highways and does not have stairs. The surface of the trail is paved and it is typically at least three feet wide. As an out-and-back route, the grade on the trail is less than 5% and less than a mile so it has been given an easy difficulty rating. However, users may need assistance getting from the parking lot to the trail. There is an option to make this a loop and return by veering southeast. However, that section is steeper than the northwestern option with grades greater than 10% so proceed with caution.Show more
#9 - Congress Loop (Accessible)
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Accessibility: This trail begins at the same handicapped-accessible parking lot/shuttle stop that the accessible General Sherman Tree Mini Trail begins at, but it continues on a longer loop. This route is paved/boardwalk with an average grade of 5%. The moderate rating for this trail page is based on what the experience might be like for a wheelchair or stroller user, not a hiker. Some wheelchair or stroller users may be able to continue along the Congress Trail past this loop but caution is suggested due to there being several areas of grades above 12%.Show more
#10 - Crescent Meadow Loop Trail
Sequoia National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
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