Big Stump Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Dunlap, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length1.8 miElevation gain236 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWildflowersNo dogs
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Kings Canyon National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70.

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Dmitriy Obukhov
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Megan McCurdy
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Pretty snowy on the trail, wear boots. How amazing to be able to walk up on the Mark Twain stump. The trail does not go through the meadow, I discovered.

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Lilly Chevalier
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Not a bad trail at all, just not very trafficked in winter and for good reason. The snow was really built up and packed making walking pretty difficult. The stumps however were super cool and it’s hard to comprehend how people once wanted to cut these giants down. Definitely go in summer haha

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Explore Kings Canyon
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Jessica Mutschler
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Kayti Christian
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A short and quiet loop at the entrance for Kings Canyon. A good place to stretch your legs if you’re short on time or just looking for a scenic walk. Very accessible for all ages.

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Jorge Arellano
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Nathan Ladd
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It was great!

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Bleu Ford
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I loved it so much I wrote a blog https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/6961371587367992335/5139148114413339266

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Brooks Curtis
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Danel Kearns
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One of our favorite trials. Plenty of shade. Picnic tables at parking lot.

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Nugget Queen
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jed Leonard
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Was not impressed with this trail. Much of it follows the road, so quite a bit of noise. There were several stumps from large sequoias that were chopped down, hence the name of the trail. But it was sad to see. The rest of the scenery was uninteresting. Trail is an easy loop. I don’t recommend it.

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Cristian Rodriguez
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Nice- loved it

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Ryan Robinson
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Fun trail with my kids, they enjoyed climbing on the huge stumps and the beautiful meadow. The trail is over grown a little bit in a couple of small sections but nothing you can’t get through. Overall a great first hike to start the day at the park!

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Jacquelyn South
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Eddie Marcus
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This is a different variation of the big stump loop With half of it being less traveled in the short hike to see the sawed tree

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J C
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I visited here many years ago. Enjoyed seeing all the stumps in the meadow. Walked around and took photos. Very scenic.

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Ligia Hemaidan
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Nice little trail with snow and great views at the bottom (1/2 ways through loop) Our dog loved it!

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Chad Emerick
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Its a peaceful short trail that i believe can be done by anyone. i was having troubles with my signal so the recording is a little glitchy. if there is snow when you go it may be a little difficult to keep track of the trail.

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Adrian Najera
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Juan Morales
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Easy walk.

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Cristy Fuller
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The ranger called this "a hands on, interactive, interpretive trail." Perfect discription, it was great for all ages! It's one of the lesser known trails, because it hasn't been over run.lt offers great panoramic views of the meadows and opportunity for perspective. I imagine at some point the wildlife thrives on this area, but we didn't see any.

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Gavin Wall
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Super cool! Doesn’t look like a whole lot of people do the whole loop so it was nice and quiet on the other side of the highway!

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Reagan Guzman
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Fun for kids to climb on stumps ! Easy, less traveled hike so nice to get away from crows.

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