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Indian Basin Grove Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked 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, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 62 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife Closed Fee
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. There is a $35 entrance fee to enter the park.

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Steve McCartha
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Jennifer Flores
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This is a great little trail. Definitely check out the map at the trail head because AllTrails only has the first part of it. What you're looking at here is the paved part. There's another 1.5 mile loop beyond this loop on dirt that I did not take, but I would have if I had been with more people. I was a little afraid of wildlife on my own at dusk, and the mosquitoes were coming up from the pretty meadow. If you're at Princess Campground, you might as well explore here...and if you're driving around with younger kids, this is a great little hike. There are a bunch of giant Sequoia stumps for the kids to climb up, which was depressing at first. However, when I read one of the nature signs, I learned that many of what I thought were cedar trees are actually 500 year old Sequoias. I can identify the difference thanks to the information gleaned from this trail.

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John Babinec
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Very nice easy hiking. Beautiful Meadow with deer.

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Patrick Horvath
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Very enjoyable paved stroll alongside a gorgeous meadow, abundant with a variety of wildflowers at different times of the year, then through young sequoia and mixed conifer forest peppered with the stumps of ancients giants that were felled long ago.

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Jennifer Stambook
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There is a $35 entrance fee into the Sequoia National Park to get to this trail, but there are loads of hikes to go on while you are here. The hike itself is actually part of the National Forest, not the National Park and is accessed from the Princess Campground. It is a quick 1 mile or so if you make the loop of the paved and unpacked area. The meadows and stands of trees are BEAUTIFUL, especially with the wildflowers. Since the area used to be a logging camp there are several Giant Sequoia stumps that make great photo ops. All in all, I was a little disappointed that the trail wasn’t 3 miles as it said, but it was a very pretty, easygoing hike.

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Brad Mahoney
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This requires a $30 ark entry fee to get access. I rated it a three because I didn't actually pay the fee. I found a local free trail not on the list.

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Bambi Heckmann
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The Princess Campground was still closed, but parked at the entrance and walked up the road. There is a large beautiful meadow on the left of the road into the campground. The Indian Basin Trail starts at the outhouse on the left side of the campground. Very easy, no challenge, but the views of the meadow is fantastic. There are many Giant Sequoia Redwood stumps along the trail. The map at the start of the trail head mentioned a side route to a cabin, but didn't locate it. Great time of year to be up there, didn't see anyone else the entire time.

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David Nock
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Quinn Harvey
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Jordan Daniels
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Jun Park
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Eileen Weeks
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Simon Mathieu
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Akiko Clark
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Rox Kan
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Glen Wilcox
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Tyler Jones
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