Mount Gould Trail

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Mount Gould Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seven Pines, California that offers scenic views 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.

9.0 miles
3,772 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



no dogs

1 month ago

I just hiked this on 6.16.18. No snow on trail only a small patch near top. Very windy at the summit. The last section from the top of Kearsarg Pass to the summit is nothing to joke about, this is the hardest part of this hike since it is straight up. Save your energy for this section. There seems to be a trail to the summit that you can follow however it is very hard to see on the way up. Such a beautiful hike and a great view into Kings Canyon!

11 months ago

My trip was an overnight starting at the Onion Valley trailhead, then on to Heart Lake for the night. The next day from Heart Lake to Kearsarg Pass at 11,758.

The above route is nothing to galk at as each of those are also rated as hard but well worth the effort, as Heart Lake can only be reached by a 600ft climb up or down based on entry point.

Once one reaches Kearsarg one heads up the incline increases via 1000 feet in half mile, then after circumventing the three false peaks one then reaches Gould at 13,005ft in three quarters of a mile.

I have attached a picture of Gould taken from the third false peak just to show the peak. While the third false peak is only 12,995ft but is not as technically challenging as Gould.

The peak will yeld some of the majestic views one can only achieve by climbing to such heights.

To Each Hiker is Their Own!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 23, 2015