Ladybug Camp Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Ladybug Camp Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

3.5 miles
1033 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Three Rivers: Drive westward one mile on Highway 198. Turn left on to South Fork Drive and travel 13 miles to South Fork Campground.

5 days ago

A really lovely hike. The trail can be as quick or as leisurely as you like, and I imagine it'd be one of the better trails for kiddos. I hiked this last weekend, which seems to be the last cool weekend before summer heat. It'll probably be uncomfortably warm from now until autumn, unless you start very early in the morning.

13 days ago

wasn't too difficult at was perfect..the creek was so full and the sound of the water was the best

13 days ago

beautiful scenery..the water was so full and was perfect.

30 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. The river was beautiful. The lady bugs were fun. We caught a glimpse of the red salamanders. My only complaint about this trail was the accessibility to the trail head. After a winter of heavy rain the dirt road that takes you to trail head was in rough shape.

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1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike. The views were great especially with all the smalls falls along the canyon. Very pretty.

1 month ago

Go now to see the wildflowers blooming on the sides of the trail!

1 month ago

Even though we saw only one ladybug, the hike was beautiful. We crossed two creeks. The trail had some mud and is very steep in some areas so be careful with young children. The river at the end is amazing! The size of the boulders are breathtaking. My 7 and 12 yr old sons had a good time. The road up there has huge potholes so give yourself time.

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Bug repellant is a must !

3 months ago

Hiked this trail on 2/1/17 went up to whiskeylog camp stopped at ladybug camp to rest trail is wonderful so many ladybugs nice little waterfall towards the end of ladybug camp was nice and would recommend for a small day hike after ladybug camp the trail started to have plenty of snow on it for about a mile i was hiking on snow very nice trail only complaint i have is south fork rd to get to the trail head is very very rough i would not recommend a car unless you were driving 2mph there is some spots where a 4x4 could get stuck just a little bit to think about

4 months ago

Took the family and the dog here on November 25, the weather was great and the kids enjoyed all the lady bugs. The trails were empty and was a great time of the year to go.

4 months ago

South Fork is One of my favorite areas of SNP. Awesome little southern corner where you don't get nearly as many other folks traipsing around.

7 months ago

perfect for a weekend trip. Trail runs alongside the Kaweah River so there's plenty of drinking water and areas for dipping your feet along the way, which is especially nice because the trail can get very hot. Bring lots of bug repellant or you will get eaten alive by flies and ladybugs. Combo of ladybugs and sequoias is the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

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11 months ago

Sunday, May 22, 2016

This was a great hike yesterday. The trail is narrow at points. It's mostly up hill hiking in and down hill hiking out. I thought it to be a little more difficult than the "easy" status but I'm a new hiker. But I most enjoyed it!

Saturday, May 21, 2016