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Chimney Trail and Bull Buck Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakhurst, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 265 ft Route type Loop

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Nature trips

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Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead may require a vehicle with 4WD.

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Chad Humpal
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I had a GREAT time hiking the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoia! 4 miles, 2 1/2 hours, 500 feet elevation gain, Giant Sequoia, Giant Stumps, Historic Cabins, a waterfall, and only one other hiker the whole day! Probably the most depressing hike I have ever done (too many stumps...)!

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Lan Nelson
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Beautiful spring day to do this hike. No problem on the dirt road, parked along the shoulder as the road to the Nelder Campground was closed by a gate. Our kids ages 10 and 8 enjoyed this hike a lot as well.

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Jeanette Bieber
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Make sure you pay attention to how you got into the trailhead because you definitely will lose signal if you use navigation right from the app. There’s another trail, graveyard of the giants that is right next to this one. You definitely need an SUV to get to the trailhead when using directions from the map. I doubt a car would be able to make it. Also would not rate this as a easy/moderate trail. Definitely not flat, but you’re not breaking a sweat either.

Jessica Doughten
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Hiking

Great walking trail! Lush forest with a flowing stream running along the trail. Off road vehicle highly recommended to access trailhead.

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logan walter
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road to trailhead is blocked as of April 2019. trees in roadway past gate, and gate is locked. park at sign for Nelder campground. lots of fun, snow on the ground. pretty!

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Ryan Randall
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ketki s
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Lan Nelson
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Luke Mundy
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Robert Graham
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Darrell Tuckness
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Victor Hernandez
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Cat Callicott
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Mark Davis
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Mark Davis
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AllTrails User
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Nicki Keller
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John Reeder
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Augustine Miranda
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Scott P.
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