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.

this trail is beautiful! it's one of my favorites & is doable by beginner hikers.

Lots of stickers, good hike but encountered 2 bears on this trail.

Pictures can't do these trees justice. Even with a little traffic and annoying kids it was still an awe-inspiring hike.

Easy going down. Mild elevation going up. Worth seeing Sherman tree and the other sequoias.

I did this hike 3 times this year. Once in the spring (April), once in early summer (June), and once recently in November. It is one of my favorite hikes in Sequoia. Not very difficult at all. A beautiful forest stroll next to a creek with an epic payoff at the end. It was best for me in June after the snow had melted, the wildflowers were in bloom, and the waterfall was roaring.

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20 days ago

Wow!! I've passed this trail many times but finally decided to do it and was glad I did. Short and steep. It has an excellent view of Moro Rock right away. Once you get up to Hanging Rock the view is excellent..but don't stop there..the trail extends a little higher to an electricity station that has even more views. Moro Rock was super crowded on this day...0 people on this trail.

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bugs
21 days ago

Stayed at the Whiskey Log camp Super beautiful trial in sequoia at low elevation with views of South Fork river all along the way Some massive sequoias about 3/4 way in! Very rocky and unpaved road 3 miles to trailhead Lots of bugs and beginning of trail but once we got to camp there were none! Saw a bear walking toward us about halfway through camp Very easily scared it off by yelling “HEY BEAR” be bear aware and PACK OUT ALL YOUR TRASH!

hiking
22 days ago

Highly recommended, also recommend venturing down some of the side trails to see the various named tree groups, absolutely beautiful. If you go to the founders group, watch out for falling acorns and seeds from all the chipmunks!

Just did hiking today. Beautiful place it’s cooler and shaded Rocky Mountain at the end, creek is low in water but it’s not big deal... overall total ... love the place

hiking
1 month ago

Short and easy walk.

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1 month ago

Nice to see the trees away from the crowds.

It was interesting but it wasn’t really a trail and it was too busy.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Rocky at the end. Not much water in the falls but beautiful just the same. No bears though, disappointed about that.

Beautiful trail. Winds along the river through a canyon, so nice views throughout. The falls were nearly dry when we went on Oct. 30, but it was still a great hike, not too difficult at all. Definitely recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Shaded and perfect mid 40s weather. Ice at the bottom of the falls. Barely any water, but still beautiful and easy walk

Great easy day hike, beautiful scenery.

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1 month ago

Easy and must at Sequoia

Hardly any water but had the trail to ourselves

Easy trail. Gorgeous trees. General Sherman tree is humbling.

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1 month ago

Easy and a must

Really easy hike with beautiful views of the meadows. Saw a bear!

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1 month ago

Gorgeous trail amount some of the best trees the park has to offer.

For me, this trail gets five stars for the time of year and memories during which I walked it. The tree is impressive, but the whole experience is enhanced if done in snow, which turns this forest into a winter wonderland!

The big tree was neat I guess. Definitely not worth the drive if that’s all you do. Recommend doing some longer hikes in the area and then checking out general Sherman to finish off. Also it was packed which was extremely annoying.

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bugs
scramble
1 month ago

Good for hiking and trail running (except the sugar pine trail (stretch between Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow) which is more technical, gotta watch your step more carefully. Beautiful views! Easy long run but for adapting to the altitude. Mostly downhill on trail of the Sequoias through Moro Rock trail. Ran into bugs just before hitting Moro Rock. They followed me a good ways into the Moro Rock trail. Stopped at the Giant Forest Museum for a restroom break (restrooms at crescent meadows and Moro Rock). Uphill on Rimrock trail all the way back to the General Sherman tree. Amazing run through the giants!! Loved it. Great way to catch views of the valley, and enjoy the giant trees. ***Note my Garmin recorded distance at 11.08 miles, elevation gain at 1,759ft*** but I extended my route with a few additional trails not part of this original loop (see my recording)

Its a paved walk way with a steep grade but as people have shared it's crowded. It's a tourist attraction walk, not really a hike. It's neat to see the trees, but in general people disrespected nature by going off trails, littering and doing their thing. It maybe best to go early like at 7-8 am when it's less crowded so you can actually take in the splendor and greatness.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of big ones!

Would highly recommend this trail. It was longer than advertised but we certainly took the scenic route and took photo detours. Gorgeous trail and it quietens down after you Leave the General Sherman area like everyone else has said. About halfway through you also get a couple of high elevation mountain range views. But the solitude of the majority of the trail made the 10 miles well worth it.

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1 month ago

We didn’t even plan on doing this trail but did it on a whim. The view at Bobcat is beautiful. You get a good look at Moro Rock and we didn’t even run into anybody on the trail. Will do this hike again when we return.

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