Ninemile Creek to Bearpaw Meadow Via High Sierra Trail

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Ninemile Creek to Bearpaw Meadow Via High Sierra Trail is a 20.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

20.5 miles
4,340 feet
Out & Back





horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

This is a nice hike, and would be a spectacular one if it were the only hike you were taking in Sequoia National Park. The great thing about this hike is that you get to see parts of three really superb trails: the Alta, Sevenmile and the High Sierra. The bummer is that it is mostly uphill, and not the most spectacular of meadows, points of interest, destinations or views. Although, the junction with the Alta Trail holds one of the best views that close to the road. You sit just above the tallest of the Castle Rocks, and not too far below the Great Western Divide with it's peaks and crags. You could also begin this hike at Crescent Meadows and follow the high Sierra trail to the connector to the Alta trail. If you are camped at Bearpaw or Buck Creek, take a different hike. If you are just going out for the day take the Alta trail in as a loop through the Giant Forest to combine this into an amazing taste of the sequoia and alpine parts of the park.