Camp Nelson Trail

HARD 21 reviews
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Camp Nelson Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from February until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1066 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

mountain biking
19 days ago

I had a lot of pleasure on this wonderful trail!

hiking
20 days ago

1 month ago

Amazing trail. My favorite in the area. Perfect for first timers in the area.

1 month ago

Great trail!!! I think moderate is more fitting than hard. BEAUTIFUL sequoias!!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike! We got to be the first on the trail after the first snow this season. It was amazing!

hiking
6 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail! I would rate as moderate to easy, not hard. it even snowed! lots of Sequoia Trees along the way. At the end of this trail there is a continuation of another trail so we were able to add some more miles. Definitely recommend

hiking
10 months ago

We started from the Belknap campground and according to this map, we only made it halfway before needing to turn around because of remaining daylight. There were plenty of places to stop and play in the cool spring water. Only saw three groups of people on the 3 hour hike.

10 months ago

We started the hike outside of the Quaking Aspen campground. It made the hike almost all downhill. We drove a vehicle to the trailhead near Belknap campground first. The trail was amazing. It definitely had a good amount of large trees to look at.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Fun trail some technical sections. Beautiful trees and creek crossing.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

it was easy, not busy, and fairly easy.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beautiful trail! We took our dog on her first hike and this trail was great for it. Not too much traffic but still a few people about. Would definitely recommend and repeat.

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Parked near the trailhead at the end of Nelson Drive (end of campground). Lots of fallen trees, however the view early April 2016 is simply gorgeous.

With the exception of getting around the fallen trees blocking the trail, this is an easy hike in my book.

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

It was okay, kids had a blast climbing all the fallen trees.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Excellent trail! Wide variety of riding offering fun for all skill levels.

hiking
Friday, September 04, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Peaceful hike through Giants most of the way.

mountain biking
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Best!

hiking
Friday, June 07, 2013

This trail I would rate as moderate to easy. It is near Belknap Campground, where you can stay the night. The trail is clean and it can take you further in Sequoia National Monument. You will find the existing Sequoia's around you. You will find yourself crossing a river over a bridge with a rope tote. Dogs are OK to travel this trail. Mountain bikers like to travel this trail, but they were respectful.