Sunset Rock

EASY 49 reviews
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Sunset Rock is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Rivers, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

nice view, not too difficult

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over grown
4 months ago

Hiked it with a healing meniscus. The trail was beautiful. It gives you the feeling that you are in the wilderness. Slightly overgrown in parts but not too bad. Not very populated when we started (around 12), but we noticed in the way out more people were coming in. Very beautiful trail, very underrated. This trail is good for all skill levels and kid friendly.

hiking
4 months ago

short trail good for people with fibro or other issues. not the widest or clearest trail so be careful but a good place for animal sightings.

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4 months ago

Beautiful bald rock at the end of a short, relatively level hike. Nice way to close out our first day after a visit to the Giant Forest Museum.

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5 months ago

Beautiful sunset at dusk! Had a perfectly clear evening ands didn't disappoint!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice walk with a gentle incline. You’ll now it when you get the rock, it’s huge with a great view.

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Mon Sep 24 2018

Wed Aug 15 2018

Perfect place to see the sunset .

Tue Aug 14 2018

It is a very easy trial amidst tall trees. As the name states, view from the rock is outstanding at sunset. It is worth every step to reach here for this view alone, and a pretty easy hike.

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Thu Jun 07 2018

Not such a great spot honestly

Wed May 16 2018

This is definitely not a moderate hike - my then 3 yo (the first time there) had not problem with this. I love this hike as it is a great place for kids to get their energy out without taking then on a huge hike. Sunset rock had a wonderful view on clear days. Great place for a picnic. Have seen deer each time there and a bear one time.

hiking
Sun Apr 22 2018

Definitely and underrated trail. Very easy to manage but has a nice view at the end. Only complaint is it could’ve been a little longer.

hiking
Thu Mar 08 2018

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
Fri Dec 15 2017

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

Mon May 29 2017

Amazing views!

hiking
Mon May 29 2017

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.

Tue Dec 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
Mon Oct 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
Sun Mar 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.

Mon Nov 30 2015

Very easy and pleasant little adventure

hiking
Tue Aug 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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2 months ago

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