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Chicago Stump Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dunlap, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 101 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Closed
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. Note: As of September 2019, Road is closed to permit traffic only at 180 hwy. from the gate it is 2.2 miles to the stump- then back same distance. This changes the distance and elevation of the trail. Please note that it is not about 4+ miles and have a higher elevation gain.

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Jeffrey Ellen
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Hiking

Trail is easier to complete than to get to. In August 2020 trail and access road appeared open. The turn off of 180 onto the dirt road was well marked and not blocked. The dirt road to the trail head was narrow, if any oncoming traffic someone has to yield. We did see a minivan, but might not recommend it. There's a small unpaved area with room for a few cars near the sign at the trailhead. The trail itself is a short loop, less scenic than most of the surrounding area. However, since it's flat, it's very easy, and the Chicago Stump itself is enormous, even compared to the other Sequoia trees in the area. For us and our kids, it was worth it.

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South Phanthai
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HikingBugs

easy dirt road to trail head. then I jogged the whole thing .7 mi one way it's short, saw some cows and deer. it's ok but ehhhh

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Daisy Renteria
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Hiking

We parked just off the road 180 and walked the fire truck road to the trail head. A little over 4 miles total. The views on the way were worth the walk. Once you get to the trail head, keep walking. The first 2 big stumps are not the Chicago stump. Lol! There will be a specific sign for it in the right side of the trail. Gorgeous, green lush area just behind the trees. Then all of a sudden BOOM! The majestic, ancient, giant stump! There is no mistaking it. It's an easy trail and one I'd normally run if I wasn't with a group. Be mindful of the weather. It dropped temp quick with some sudden clouds.

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Pig Sooner
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Hiking

Road is closed to permit traffic only at 180 hwy. from the gate it is 2.2 miles to the stump- then back same distance. While the majority of the trail is an old road, Elevation and thin air make this more of a challenge. Wouldn’t describe this ~4.5 mile hike as easy. Trail has some nice views. Was sad to see all of the stumps along the way knowing these giants stood for thousands of years before greed arrived...

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Julie Buller
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Hiking

This is not .7. Road was blocked, hike was more like almost 2 miles.

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Brandon Maxwell
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Walking

Short walk. Only .2 from the sign to the stump. Pretty cool! Great for dogs

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Ray Mack
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Hiking

Easy, quick trail to an old treasure that I wish they hadn’t cut down. “The California Hoax” deserved better.

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Preston Tasoff
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Off Road Driving

We took the road to the end in our Subaru, pretty meadows there if you can find them.

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Kevin Vivian
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Hiking

Very short trail. Nice scenery and the history is great.

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Todd Lenaburg
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Hiking
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really short and easy trail. stump is definitely a site to see.

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Lamar Farmer
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Julie Buller
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Joseph Axiotis
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Timothy Faulkner
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Brandon Maxwell
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Holly McIntosh
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David Spear
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Carlos Mata
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