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Mitchell Peak Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Grove, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 2,014 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

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Forest

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Darlene Borrego
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Craig Callender
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Hiking

Great bang for the buck. Easy to follow. The view at the top is really fantastic, as all the reviews say. It gets a little steep in sections, but since the hike is short the steepness isn’t a problem. Very rarely exposed directly to the sun until the top. Only downside is that it was a little buggy when we went.

Jessie Toste
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Hiking

Amazing views from the top of the peak. Thanks to whoever put up the ducks at the end of the trail. I read an article a few years ago how this trail is one of the best kept secrets. I would have to agree with that writer by saying this trail is underrated. Definitely would recommend!

Ray O'Bosky
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Jill Poulsen
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Hiking

The road in to the trailhead is not well marked and it’s a bit longer than you might expect. A high clearance vehicle is a must. But the trail itself is excellent and the views at the top are unparalleled. Be sure to bring a map so you can identify all the peaks you can see!

Nicole Higgins
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Great trail! Absolutely stunning views from the top! Make sure to bring a wind breaker for the peak, it is very cold and windy. Mostly well marked, except at the top. I got a little lost coming down from the boulders. Trail is over grown in a few places, but it’s not terrible. Mostly a shaded trail, which is fantastic during the summer. Not much for views until the top. No water source along the way, so make sure you bring plenty of water. Trail is pretty steep in a few spots, but manageable. The last couple of miles getting to the Marvin Pass trailhead are brutal. Bring a vehicle with high clearance if you can.

Greg Landgraf
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HikingScramble

We started our hike at Sequoia High Sierra Camp, a little ways up from the Marvin Pass trail head. This is a beautiful hike with considerable elevation gain. But the climb was worth it for the view from Mitchell Peak. Tons of shade, on the way up. We left around 9am and spend a good hour at the top, all in all we spent a little under 4 hours hiking plus the break. Pack a lunch and eat at the peak... the view makes lunch taste even better.

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Tanya W.
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You’re going to need bug spray... the flies and mosquitoes made this trail almost annoying.. however the views at the summit are unbeatable.. definitely worth the effort.

ray bruder
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Hiking

Great hike, gains quite a bit of elevation. Did it with my 6 year old son, so kids can come also. Worth it for the view in the end. Was able to make it up in about 2 hours and quicker coming down. Saw lots of deer on the way up. Great beginner hike

Grant Garbinski
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Hiking

This is a true hidden gem. As others state, it takes a high-clearance crossover / SUV / truck to make it to the farther-than-anticipated trailhead, but the views from Mitchell Peak are breathtaking. I only saw 4 other people on the trail and did not share the summit with anyone. The last 100 or so yards to the top is bouldering.

Rick C
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i would have rated this trail as hard today. I think the air quality was the main culprit. it is all incline on the first half and it got so bad that I was having to stop every 30 feet or so to catch my breath the last mile. the viees were obstructed once at the top by all the smoke so I left unimpressed. then to top it off my knee started to hurt lol. bad day on the mountain

Alexander Abadir
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Hiking

Quick and enjoyable out and back with amazing views at the summit. Not too difficult but can be tough if you are not used to altitudes.

John Peter Konopak
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Hiking

I hiked this peak as an early morning hike with some friends of mine, and it was a challenge making it up to the peak for the sunrise, but it was so worth it! To see the mountains bathed in blankets of clouds and early morning sunlight was amazing

Jesse Pilkerton
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Hiking

The views at the top are amazing. The rest of the hike was through the forest with a bunch of teaser views.

Caren Beltran
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Hiking

Honestly, this is a butt kicker. Since it was rated as easy I took a first timer with me. This should probably be considered a moderate trail. It does get you tired after a while since it's literally always going up. The views at the top are incredible. It is so worth it, we stayed at the top for a while! The views are just incredible. The trail didn't really take us that long to get it done but it did get us really tired

Sandra Orique
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Hiking

The 1st mile will definitely warm you up. Really enjoyable out and back trail. The view from the peak is well worth the effort to get there. The elevation change from the floor of the San Joaquin Valley to the 10K+ was noticeable. Expect other hikes to join you at the peak but was not crowded by any means

Keegan Davis
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First to Review

Awesome hike! Not super difficult, nice day hike. The summit is absolutely incredible. Started around 10:30 and after spending about an hour on the summit, got back to the car lot around 2:30.

Matt C
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Frank Ravizza
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Darrel Patzkowsky
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Ken Dolitsky
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Kyle Womack
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Anne S
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Sarah B
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Daniel Garcia
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Daniel Garcia
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John McDaniel
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