Explore the most popular Running 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.

Great trail! Hard to see the markers to get to the turn around, keep going when you think it’s done and you’ll know when you get to the end. It’s beautiful. Took a nasty fall on the way back and landed my shin on a granite boulder. 100% my fault but finding the trail again was difficult. There aren’t many markers.

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10 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

This is a pretty tough 3 miles of straight up hill climbing. Once you get to the lake it takes your mind off the buring legs. Do yourself a favor if you have the energy and scuttle up one of the peaks.

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muddy
11 days ago

This trail had amazing views, and the plants were really colourful and interesting. We hiked it in late November. This is in the foothills so no sequoias, but beautiful nonetheless. We didn’t allot enough time before sundown so we didn’t reach the falls, but would do again.

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

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bugs
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rocky
12 days ago

definitely one of my favorite trails. around early spring is a beautiful time to go.

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rocky
12 days ago

really enjoyable trail, low traffic

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

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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bugs
24 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!

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24 days ago

Fun

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bugs
24 days ago

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rocky
24 days ago

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26 days ago

such a tough hike BUT SO AWESOME!!!

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rocky
scramble
26 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!

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

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1 month ago

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

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.

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bugs
1 month ago

Great hike. Would’ve loved to spend more time at the falls but the bugs were awful - surrounded by a swarm that would fly straight into your mouth if you stopped moving.

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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.

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1 month ago

Fun trail to hike! The elevation gain wasn’t too bad at all, loved the views at the end! Overall great day hike!

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.

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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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