Sunset Rock

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Sunset Rock is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Fir, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

I don't know why more people don't do this hike. It is a very easy hike but it gives you that in the middle of nowhere feel. Little to no traffic. We were the only ones on the trail and were able to travel it with a 6 year old. There may not be much elevation gain but once you get to the end you will see an AMAZING view. One of my favorites in Sequoia. And if you want a romantic sunset to watch over the valley with the mountains in the background, what better place than the place with "sunset" in its name?!

hiking
4 months ago

Just what we were looking for with our 5 year old son. We had the whole trail to ourselves

10 months ago

Amazing views!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail. Just go up the steps and into the wilderness. Be careful and watch your step though. I tripped almost several times. Great place to have a lunch break once you reach on that giant rock.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I got there just in time to see the sunset! Just beautiful!!! Easy hike, but after sunset the light goes quickly, bring a flashlight.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

A great hike with kids of all age. Be sure to bring a snack and enjoy the view at the rock. I even take a nap.

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

This is a nice easy trail out to a big flat rock with great views. Leaving from the Giant Forest museum Im fairly certain it is more like 3 miles out and back, not 6.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Very easy and pleasant little adventure

hiking
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's an easy walk/hike, great scenery along the way as well. You stroll through a pine cone "forest" and over a creek. The panoramic view from the rock is amazing, especially during "sunset." The hike back is slightly downhill , not so much but, I do advise taking flash lights if you do stay and watch the sunset, it tends to darken very quickly since the sun sets behind a mountain range. All in all it is a great hike and I recommend to any hiker, adventure-seeker!

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

recorded sunset rock

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015