Looking for a great trail near Cedar Grove, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Sequoia National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mills Reservation County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Cedar Grove ranging from 1.2 to 3.4 miles and from 4,865 to 7,532 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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7 days ago

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!

short walk to a cool waterfall. worth checking it out.

hiking
2 months ago

Paved (wheelchair friendly) trail with an awesome view.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

The road in to the trailhead is not well marked and it’s a bit longer than you might expect. A high clearance vehicle is a must. But the trail itself is excellent and the views at the top are unparalleled. Be sure to bring a map so you can identify all the peaks you can see!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this as a solo day hike/trail run Friday 10/4. First hike in the Sierras, other than Half Dome, and wow, just breathtaking allll the way through. Started at 6:30am and went clockwise so as to spread out the 8K’ gain over 25 miles, as opposed to going clockwise and doing it in 15. Weather was perfect, ranging from 40s to 70s with some cool winds around Glen Pass, but I was OK with a t-shirt and shorts and did not unpack my windbreaker or down jacket. Bugs were nonexistent. High percentage of the trail is runnable, which would’ve been nice, had I not been dealing with some nagging aches and pains that slowed me down. Trail was easy to follow and well-marked throughout, and I never had any nav issues at any time. Lots of PCTers, JMTers, and backpackers to chat with along the way. Trail wasn’t crowded, but I did see a decent amount of people. Camp sites looked like less than 50% percent occupancy on Friday morning. Pretty much constant water availability, so I just took a 1.5L bladder and a filter and that did just fine. Saw a couple bears off in the distance and had a close shave with a mountain lion which nearly necessitated a change of shorts. Deer were present for a good chunk of the trail. I have to admit that while I enjoyed the challenge of doing this as a day hike, I feel like I short-changed myself by not giving myself the necessary time to enjoy this amazing trail over a 3 or 4 day backpacking excursion. Already looking forward to it. Start: 6:30 am Completed: 8:45 pm Moving time: 12h 50m Distance: 40.6 mi Total elevation gained: 8272’ (corrected)

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Completed the loop clockwise from Road's end over 6D5N Sept 28-Oct 3. Camped upper paradise, 2 nights at rae lakes with a day trip to 60 lakes basin, added a loop out to Kearsarge pass and camped at Kearsarge lakes, then camped at Bubbs creek. Definitely recommend clockwise, we felt it gave us better views that got better as the hike progressed. Days were clear and beautiful, nights were freezing cold, waking to frozen water bottles and one time with a little snow on the ground. Went prepared and was very much enjoyed, no need for microspikes although we had them. Sleeping bag liner is a light way to add some heat to your sleeping bag. Highly recommend Kearsarge pass if you have the time, fantastic view of the mountain range to the south. Highly recommend this hike, gorgeous views the whole way, fantastic trail easy to navigate. We rented bear canisters at REI in Fresno (got the big clear ones, easier to see where your food is!) was cheaper and more variety than the Parks office. River crossing at upper paradise is still out, but there was a log that was very grippy and low water levels making for an easy traverse. No bears seen nothing tampered with out bear canisters. Saw 3 bucks and many other deer along the way. Generally did not feel crowded although there are other people around especially at campsites. Very clean seeing almost zero garbage.

hiking
3 months ago

Must do!

hiking
3 months ago

Not really a hike, more of a quick walk up a paved trail. Pretty waterfall and worth the stop and 5 minute walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Easily the best backcountry trip I've taken so far. We completed a clockwise loop in 5 days with a zero at Rae Lakes from 9/22 through 9/26. We camped at Upper Paradise Valley, Rae (2x), and Junction Meadow. The second day climb from Castle Dome Meadow to Dollar Lake was the most strenuous section, easily beating out Glen Pass, which really wasn't so bad. Temperatures were perfect, a bit warm at times during the day, but staying above freezing even at elevation. Wind wasn't an issue. No mosquitos, just a few manageable gnat swarms at the start and end of the loop. All water crossings can be completed without getting wet (logs or rock hopping). Fishing at Lower Rae was too easy and got boring quickly. I was catching 4-6" brook trout on every cast with a fly and bubble setup on a spinning rod. I was using pheasant tail nymphs but those hungry fish would probably go for anything. Same story in Bubb's behind the Junction Meadow camp. Saw a few deer at Upper Rae, then spotted a bear across Bubb's from our campground at Junction Meadow. He didn't seem to want anything to do with us and quickly climbed out of site. Went about halfway up the trail to Sixty Lakes basin on our zero day, enough to keep the muscles warm and enjoy spectacular views of the lakes. Really enjoyed chatting with many amazing folks on this beautiful trail. JMTers, PCTers, and Rae Lakes loopers forming one happy trail family. This is one I will remember for a long time!

hiking
4 months ago

My best backpacking trip so far, we did the trip in 3.5 days, Thursday morning to Sunday morning. Thursday: We did a total of 10.5 miles and camped at the upper paradise valley. The next morning we had to wade across the stream, it was about shin deep and the water was pretty slow. Friday: We did a total of 13.5 miles, camping at upper Rae lake, was very windy and difficult to sleep. Make sure you secure your tents and covers down since everything will get blown away. We had a clear sky so we could see the Milkyway galaxy. Saturday: We did a total of 15.5 miles, we got out of Rae lakes as quickly as possible because it was not comfortable there with no fire and freezing winds. After about 4 miles from Rae lakes, everything was back to normal and we were flying downhill most of the time. Two of our mates got lost because they took a shortcut and ended up doing an extra 4 miles, so make sure you check every corner on the switchbacks to make sure you don't miss a trail split. We ended up camping at Sphinx creek, there was plenty of space, cover, and firewood and everyone was happy because we only had 4 miles to the car. Sunday: We only had 4 miles of switchbacks + downhill + flat to cover. We got to the car by 10 am. I would recommend leaving as little miles as possible for the last day, that way you have time to unpack and catch up on things when you get back him. For us, we got home around 5 pm.

hiking
4 months ago

I did this hike years ago and it is an awesome High Sierra trail. If you go counter clockwise I would recommend leaving early so you’re not stuck on the switchbacks in the afternoon sun. There’s pretty regular access to water along the way. Glen Pass is an amazing view. We saw a few bears and a rattlesnake along the way. I would highly recommend for anyone who wants a good long weekend Sierra trail.

Definitely more than a moderate trail, especially if it’s over 70° out. The trail is well maintained and the views are worth it. The elevation gain is real. We clocked this trail just over 4.8 miles. It took 2 hours to the look out and an hour back down.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful loop, great for backpacking. Recommend doing this clockwise. Stayed overnight at Paradise, Rae Lakes, and Junction. There are 3 campgrounds spread out at Junction so just keep looking if you're trying to find one that isn't occupied.

Beautiful hike up the wall of the canyon. Wear pants because there’s a lot of low ground cover that’s pokey. Amazing panoramic views at the top!

Great view from the overlook. The brush is grown onto the trail in a couple of spots, so long pants might be advisable.

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail. 7 miles to Middle Paradise Camp area. 1,600 foot elevation gain. Lots of stairs. Could have used an escalator.

hiking
4 months ago

Words can’t describe this trail! Every landscape was massive and beautiful! Highly recommend this trail 3 nights 4 days at least. Also only recommend the clockwise trek.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This was a fun hike, did in 2.5 days. we did it clockwise but if I did it again I would go counter clockwise and knock all the eg out at once and maybe even go back the way I came. Clockwise is a never ending up and down game. My downside for this trail is the number of unnecessary stairs placed and big ones at that. Lots of boring forest miles going vastly out of the way. Zero snow, only had bugs the first few miles. Got down to 26*F at rae lakes, saw 1 juvenile bear. For the river crossing, walking across calf deep with very doable current speed. There are some down trees just a bit to your right of the down bridge if going clockwise. FYI the trail sign mileage are an absolute farce and completely inconsistent, do not use these. Get a map. alltrails was very reliable compared to map. Glen pass was not difficult at all for a 12k so dont fret that

I had the mileage for this out and back hike at 4.8. The trail is mostly a series of narrow switchbacks leading to the Cedar Grove Overlook. When we did the hike the temp. was in the mid 70's. The trail was mostly in the sun and was dusty. Bring a lot of water and watch out for bees during the last 1/4 mile of the hike. The overlook views are worth the effort.

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over grown
rocky
4 months ago

Great trail! Absolutely stunning views from the top! Make sure to bring a wind breaker for the peak, it is very cold and windy. Mostly well marked, except at the top. I got a little lost coming down from the boulders. Trail is over grown in a few places, but it’s not terrible. Mostly a shaded trail, which is fantastic during the summer. Not much for views until the top. No water source along the way, so make sure you bring plenty of water. Trail is pretty steep in a few spots, but manageable. The last couple of miles getting to the Marvin Pass trailhead are brutal. Bring a vehicle with high clearance if you can.

hiking
scramble
4 months ago

We started our hike at Sequoia High Sierra Camp, a little ways up from the Marvin Pass trail head. This is a beautiful hike with considerable elevation gain. But the climb was worth it for the view from Mitchell Peak. Tons of shade, on the way up. We left around 9am and spend a good hour at the top, all in all we spent a little under 4 hours hiking plus the break. Pack a lunch and eat at the peak... the view makes lunch taste even better.

running
4 months ago

This was such an epic trail run! Ran it on 9/7/19 - started at around 7 AM (Probably would have preferred an earlier start, but I snoozed a little) and finished at around 9 PM. Would definitely recommend this as a 2+ day hike so you can spend some time relaxing at Rae Lakes. I've posted photos on my Instagram: @ChelleTraveled The gnats (? something other than mosquitoes) were miserable until about 6500 feet. They literally swarmed me, and were unaffected by Picaridin. Mosquitos left me alone the entire time - never had to re-spray bug spray. If you stop at a creek, you might get one or two. But nothing vicious. I did the clockwise route, thanks to reviews below - it's not a straight up climb, and much more enjoyable. Saw two black bears rummaging around the "Toilet" area in Middle Paradise Valley campground. Notable creek crossings: 1. The bridge at Upper Paradise Valley campground is still down, but the creek crossing was manageable at this time of year - definitely took my shoes off, it was a good spot to stop for water anyway. 2. There is another creek crossing after Dollar Lake that's got a relatively narrow but stable log. With a good hiking pole for balance, you should be fine. Other than that, I didn't notice any other significant creek crossings, but this is late summer. Pretty sure the conditions are different earlier in the summer. Enjoy the amazing views!!

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bugs
4 months ago

4 days, counterclockwise - other than the hugs, you couldn’t ask for a better backpacking trip. Didn’t get GPS some of the time, so mileage is off.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

August 13-16, 2019. Absolutely loved this trail. Went clockwise. Glad I read up on it because counterclockwise is nonstop up hill until Glenn pass. Clockwise is still challenging but very doable. We stopped at woods creek crossing our first night, upper rae lakes second night, sphinx junction on the third. The mosquitoes are definitely out this time of year. It’s very manageable if you have the right gear. Views were incredible. Love how you merge with the JMT & PCT for some of the trail. It really gave me an amazing insight on what the sierras have to display.

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