Sequoia Lake Trail

EASY 11 reviews
#19 of 46 trails in

Sequoia Lake Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stony Creek Village, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles
1,302 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Big Stump Entrance: Travel north 3.5 miles past Grant Grove Village to the road for General Grant Tree. Turn left and follow the road one mile to the lower parking area for General Grant Tree.

5 months ago

Trail head is located at the back of the west parking lot. Make sure you stay left on the sunset trail. If you take the north loop trail, it’s very hard to find your way to the lake. We did it but we added two miles to the entire trip and had to make our own trail at times. You can see the lake off the sunset trail. At the lake it says no fishing but we went in late March so no one was there. Also no fish there lol This hike is rated as easy but it’s more like moderate to hard. Good hike overall with very little foot traffic.

9 months ago

The trail was hard to follow even with help from a ranger. The lake at the bottom was nothing special, the switchbacks going back up have a pretty decent incline. You’ll definitely get a workout but the view of the lake didn’t make it worthwhile in our opinion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

trail wasn't in great shape, and was hard to follow at times, fallen trees and not clearly marked. It takes you down to the lake where the YMCA is located, not an outstanding view. will try for better lake view trail next time.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Started at the YMCA Family Camp slight incline at 5000 elevation killed me but so worth it beautiful trail great view of Lake Sequoia and General Grant Giant Sequoia and super fun walking over the giant sequoia in Lions Meadow.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Nice, short trail with neat view.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nice trail away from crowds with views of Sequoia Lake and the "Dead Giant" in the meadow.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016