Explore the most popular Snowshoeing 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
8 days ago

Super awesome trail. You really feel the altitude my heart was pounding like crazy. Pays to be somewhat fit to do this climb with a 27 pound backpack. Lakes were beautiful will do again for sure. Correction I took the lakes trail up thus I was able to see the lakes but then connected to Alta Peak from the back. Bring enough food cause I didn’t

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

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!

hiking
22 days ago

Fun

hiking
23 days ago

such a tough hike BUT SO AWESOME!!!

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off trail
rocky
scramble
24 days ago

If you are looking to link the lakes trail with the Alta Peak trail, this is the most direct and easiest way to do it. Enjoy!

hiking
29 days ago

Love this hike! Perfect weather! Water is still available at several crossings.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice to see the trees away from the crowds.

This is a beautiful hike especially in the early summer when the creek beds are flowing. The just going to see the Watchtower area is well worth the trip as is Heather Lake which is breathtaking. It is a little treacherous at the Watchtower area but all in all a fabulous hike. I wouldn't say this is moderate but more like challenging, somewhere between moderate and difficult due to the elevation you already start at.

hiking
1 month ago

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

originally planned just to go to watch tower but then decided to go to Heather Lake since it was not that much farther. we completed this trail at the end of October, when we started on the trail it was a nice beautiful day, as we started hiking it became overcast and cold, but it wasn't unreasonably cold. beautiful hike and beautiful views that you get to experience. There are a few parts to the trail that are a little bit scary, huge drop offs, straight drops, but nothing that is too scary. We started the trail around 8:40 in the morning and finished around 2:30 but we did take breaks and sat around and enjoyed the views. Will be doing this one again but next time we plan on going farther and seeing the other two lakes

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Went Oct 26 and the weather was perfect. Little chilly in the morning but I was shirt and shorts on the way down. Last mile is no joke. Keep on top of your nutrition. Expect to take 4-6 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of big ones!

hiking
1 month ago

Water was still available approx 2.5 miles and 5 miles in. I packed way too much water given the creek condition. I would have packed 2L only next time. Oct 16. Nice hard hike. I took many breaks the last couple of miles. 6 hours, 50 minutes total. I will do it again as the air was Smokey from prescribed burns. That was disappointing.

hiking
1 month ago

Added on to this trail with a journey to Tharps Log. Started before 8 in mid October and it warmed up quite a bit while we were in trail. A few quick elevation changes at points, but an easier walk than others.

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice all paved trail

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

October 6 update. Summited 8th time yesterday. Trail is pretty dry. Most creeks are dried up this time of year. Prepare for a long day. A little hazy due to prescribed burn. Great weather, few clouds.

hiking
2 months ago

Paved trail all the way. It is a nice easy walk with some big trees but not the best. Lots of people.

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

I loved this hike! We clocked in just under 12 miles out and back so be prepared. Views were great and Heather Lake was stunning. I would have rated this hike as hard. The increase in elevation was very noticeable. And at one point the trail was about two feet wide with a sheer drop off. Some icy and rocky areas. Did not realize what we were getting ourselves into but it all worked out and was worth it! Didn’t see any bears but a few deer! Highly recommend!

Saw a bear right when we pulled in! Easy walk, lots to see and due with kids.

hiking
2 months ago

We enjoyed this well maintained and shady walk. It was paved all the way along, but I wouldn't recommend it for wheelchairs as it was steeper in parts. Lots of gorgeous giants along the trail, some hollow. The highlight for me was the tree burned in half - fascinating. We were there on a weekend and although we passed plenty of other people, it didn't feel too crowded. There were plenty of times where we could stop and not hear or see anyone but the park itself. We saw a woodpecker and plenty of chipmunks.

I loved this hike. The views on watchtower trail are amazing. There are some pretty sheer drop offs. If you are afraid of heights, might not want to go all the way to the lake. Lots of shade. It was closer to 10 miles round trip to Heather Lake. Saw a cub.

Great views from watchtower. Wonder if anyone ever fell. No selfies. Black bear at Heather

on Congress Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail at 7am and had it all to myself. 3 deer walked up right behind me. Very peaceful and beautiful trees.

I did this trail while my friends when up to heather lake. The meadow was nice, but there is a false trail that takes you through the meadow. It’s a bit swampy, and I don’t recommend it. It was also hard to find the trail from the other side if you’re not familiar with the area. I backtracked through the meadow to find the real trail, which takes a left up right before the meadow. All in all a nice easy hike if you’re not looking for much elevation

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