Junction Meadow Via Kearsarge Pass and Bubbs Creek Trails is a 20 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Independence, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
20.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is not worth it. The meadow is pretty but nothing spectacular. The initial switchbacks are brutal, and you will want to do them no later than 8 AM because you'll be in the hot sun the whole time. The view is amazing up the switchbacks and the footbridges to cross Bubbs creek are very cool, but after that the hike just isn't worth it. It's also more like 24 miles, not 20. Did it in a day and it was extremely exhausting to say the least, with not that much payoff unfortunately.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016