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Big Stump Loop Trail

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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.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 236 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
23 days ago

Not really easy. Quite steep and downhill.

hiking
24 days ago

Fun trail! Lots of great stumps to see and admire!

recorded Big Stump Loop Trail

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1 month ago

Great family hike. Educational for little ones to understand and help with preservation. Well maintained.

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1 month ago

Super fun, easy trail. The highlight was definitely the WILDFLOWERS! They’re all over and there’s so much variety. Most of the trail is shaded and stays comfortable even during the hottest time of day. A small portion of the trail was a bit muddy/wet, so wear decent shoes. Also, bug spray is recommended.

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bugs
1 month ago

Ideal for the family. Kids had a blast. Deer sighting. Definitely use bug spray unless you want to be attacked by mosquitos.

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike. Plenty of shade. Great for kids.

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muddy
1 month ago

This was a pretty hike. Nice historical groves and history behind the Mark Twain stump. That being said, I mistakenly thought that this was a relatively short trail (like the General Grant trail) and found out that it was both a little longer (still less than 0.5 miles), not as well marked or obvious where to follow the trail, and with a little more of an uphill (less than the General Sherman hike) than expected.

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muddy
washed out
1 month ago

The trail is really cool, but right before we got to mark Twain stump there was a super muddy area and broken branches that we had to try to get oven without falling into mud, then after mark Twain tree a portion of the trail after that is washed out with water running through it so we had to turn around from that point and walked through feather bed etc: probably better to hike in dryer weather! But in the meadow by the old mill there was some deer and some wildflowers too!

8 months ago

Fresh snow made the trail a little hard to follow in the beginning but once we found our way there wasn’t any issue. Did the hike in regular waterproof hiking boots. Probably should have used snow shoes.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Nice 50 min walk (with kids) to Mark Twain and other stumps :-)

nature trips
Friday, August 03, 2018

Beautiful!!! This is perfect, short and easy hike specially for children and people who aren't true hikers. My 7 and 9yr olds enjoyed this adventure where they learned about ferns and what the largest tree in the world looks like, the majestic Sequoia!!!

hiking
Sunday, May 13, 2018

I actually enjoyed this trail. The small little meadows were nice. The bad side is you can either hear the all the vehicles or you are beside the road. It was a nice warm up hike.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Nice walk with some gradual changes in elevation. Not very well marked.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2018

so much snow I had snow coming out my ears lol it was awesome!!! the hike was very beautiful and breathtaking amazing views of some of nature's spectacular creations the giant sequoias are truly a sight to behold!!!!

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Nice trail. Very beautiful scenery!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great for our family!

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

This trail was great for my children. Not a lot of elevation which is great for little ones.

hiking
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This is a very easy and fascinating hike that gives you a glimpse into the logging practices in the region over a hundred years ago. It's close to the park entrance. The kids will love it.

hiking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

We really enjoyed this easy trail near the North Park entrance. It's a nice trail to add to your plans if in the park near Grant Grove Village. It stays cool in the summer.

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is a good trail to learn about the early logging days in our forest. There are remains of fallen redwoods that were left to rot and stumps that you can climb on so that you can see how big the trees were. A good trail to take the grand kids on to explore the forest and get outside. Parking is just before the temporary gate to the Grants Grove entrance to Kings Canyon / Sequoia Parks.

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