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Graveyard of the Giants Loop is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakhurst, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.5 mi Elevation gain 1,358 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Camping

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Mountain biking

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Kellie W
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HikingNo shade

Epic trail. Most of it is not in the shade. Except for the end and the beginning. Part of the trail was closed at the grandad junction. Which only cut off a couple miles of the trail. You have to walk in from the road because the camp is closed to vehicles. We started the trail from the campground.

Ando A
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

Must have mosquito repellent!

Tori Caba
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HikingNo shade

We only hiked a portion of the road part of the trail, which was pretty dusty and offered little shade but still a beautiful view. The map posted at the entrance was a little confusing and the exact location of the start of the trails as well as the parking areas were somewhat difficult to find. Overall, very interesting to see the fire damage and how the forest has started to recover.

Christina Melahn
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HikingOver grownRocky

Much of this trail burned in the 2017 Railroad Fire, but it is fascinating to see the burned trees and partially burned sequoias, as well as the species recovering from the fire. There are a number of sequoias (living and dead) as well as stumps along the trail. The whole way was nice but the section on the roads was a bit dusty- might recommend an out and back from the official trailhead, instead. Several downed trees to navigate.

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Russell Zelazo
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Mountain bikingMuddyOver grown

We left from Tenaya lodge and biked to the trail, then up it. We didn’t do the whole trail as we didn’t have time but there was a lot of trees down. No snow. Fun trail overall.

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Elizabeth Carranza
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Hiking

Beautiful and unique views! Definitely recommend! We went almost the entire 10 miles of the trail without seeing anyone! You have to take the dirt fire service road for a short time before reaching the start of the trail. Definitely worth the trek though. Some snow on several parts of the trail but not bad at all—absolutely walkable. Some parts of the trail had downed trees that you will need to walk around/over. Can imagine this trail would be very warm in the summer with the lack of shade.

Gustavo Carranza Jr.
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Hiking

Light Snow at higher elevation

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Elizabeth K.
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HikingBlowdownBugsScrambleWashed out

All in all, a nice long trail. We did the full loop along the service road. We went up the trail from the campground area. The service road has a lot of downed trees and no shade because of the Railroad Fire 2 years ago. It's amazing to see how much has grown back but also how far it has to go to be back to it's former beauty. FYI..... the cows are mean as hell

Andy Kersey
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Hiking

Great easy trail, all the trees are burned and dead but the contrast of all of the life around is great! Not too hot (went in July) and you have to drive off road to get to the actual trail.

Robin Chapa
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Different kind of beauty, but still beautiful. Very cold this time of year, but to be expected. Great for those wanting a winter hike.

Michael Rosen
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David Rosen
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Kristi kem
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Paj Tshiab Lor
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christina jones
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Robert Graham
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Pablo Garrido
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Michael Peterson
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Jason H.
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Jason H.
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Phorrest Robinson
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Frank Fimbrez
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