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Panoramic Point is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Grove, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Forest

Views

Snow

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (1)

Please note: road to trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit.

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Reviews (86)
Photos (77)
Recordings (77)
Completed (172)
Forest Podva
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Great view and easy trail along the ridge top

Vera Urbanovich
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The view is nice and extensive! The gate is currently closed, so one has to walk the road up to the panoramic point. There still are a couple of patches of snow but nothing terrible, usual closed shoes would do. Took us 1:50 to go up, enjoy the view, and back. Enjoyed it!

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Alexandra Zoe
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Michelle Bod
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The road that leads you out here is closed in winter so we were not able to make it to the trailhead during February.

MICHELE VILLA
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Hiking

This is a great beginning snowshoe! But the winter miles are far different from the summer. In the winter you will need to snowshoe the road so it will be about 5.5 miles not .5 miles and a bit more elevation gain. It’s worth it. The views are great!

abesh mubaraki
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Hiking

Paved (wheelchair friendly) trail with an awesome view.

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Ty Truong
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Hiking

Great views. Easy trail but this might be your first trail after driving up from the valley since it's close to Grants Grove lodge. In other words, you might not be acclimated to the elevation. My friend and I went up there and he was having some issues with breathing and I noticed I was it was harder than normal. That's when I realized the altitude sickness. In any case, just be aware. Good thing it is an easy hike. The drive up is more challenging (from the valley and from the lodge). The road from the lodge is one lane, period. Both directions share one lane, so you might have to pull to the side is someone is going the other way.

Lucas Gonzaga
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Hiking

Nice point of view from the "end". Easy access for disabled because it paved all the way.

Jessica Reiter
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Nicholas Roache
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Hiking

Super easy trail to the panoramic point. The view is amazing once you get there. I got here at 3:30pm and about 20 people came up behind me in the next 30 minutes who were not quiet at all. Since this trail is so easily accessible, be aware that you may not get isolated time by yourself at the actual point. The view of Hume lake, kings canyon and the mountain range are well worth it though!

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Jess Elizabeth
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Hiking

Nice hike, decent views all around. Probably more worthwhile when you can ascend the fire tower.

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Doug S.
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HikingSnow

Hiked panoramic drive (which was still closed to cars) to get to the trail. Views were great but it was overcast and a little hazy. Still snow pack at top.

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Jay King
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Rented snow shoes from Grant Grove Village. Then started by John Muir Lodge. Did not quite make it to the fire tower. Never encountered another hiker. Amazing views at Panoramic Point and from the Ridge just beyond!

Dylan Payne
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Hiking

One of the best, and least well-known, sunsets spots in the country

Robert Doane-Solomon
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First to Review

Wonderful view over Hume Lake.

Kerin Alfaro
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Yuta Koreeda
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Josh Dunne
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Jin Su Ham
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Rick Griswold User
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Ron W.
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Tina Tukker
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Richard Works
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Stephen Lok
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Simone Park
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Katie Weis
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chris m.
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Gerry Yen
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Steve Cielinski
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