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There is a $35 entrance fee into the Sequoia National Park to get to this trail, but there are loads of hikes to go on while you are here. The hike itself is actually part of the National Forest, not the National Park and is accessed from the Princess Campground. It is a quick 1 mile or so if you make the loop of the paved and unpacked area. The meadows and stands of trees are BEAUTIFUL, especially with the wildflowers. Since the area used to be a logging camp there are several Giant Sequoia stumps that make great photo ops. All in all, I was a little disappointed that the trail wasn’t 3 miles as it said, but it was a very pretty, easygoing hike.

Decent trail if you're looking to bring the pup and not deal with a lot of foot traffic (I didn't see another soul). Area still has significant burn remnants and doesn't have much shade for most of the trail. Heat was an issue in the (late July) afternoon, and I definitely recommend refilling your water at each creek you pass. If I do this hike again in the summer with my dog, I'll avoid the trail in the mid afternoon hours because the sand was pretty hot. He made a point of trotting to shade, then waiting on me to catch up.

1 month ago

Short walk. Only .2 from the sign to the stump. Pretty cool! Great for dogs

2 months ago

Easy, quick trail to an old treasure that I wish they hadn’t cut down. “The California Hoax” deserved better.

Watch out for rattlesnakes sunning themselves on the trail. Some nicer views higher up but somewhat by muted the forest, as glorious as the ponederosa forest is up there.

on Yucca Point Trail

6 months ago

Went there to do some fly-fishing. Nice walk down, but all uphill on the way back. during the summer it was pretty warm so bring water or a pump. Crossing the river to fish was difficult, make sure you have someone with you or a rope. Fishing was good though!.

9 months ago

This trail is marked easy on AllTrails but really the whole trail isn't easy.

While you're on the Fire Road, during the first third of the loop, the trail is easy. But once you turn off the Fire Road at the Apex of the loop the trail becomes a mid-sized path that is more moderately challenging than an easy rating would suggest. We would rate it moderate because of the elevation drop and level of trail maintenance. I would not suggest that day hikers who are limited to easy trails should attempt the section that branches out from the Fire Road particularly after a rainfall.

In a previous post, Luke mentioned that the turn off is easy to miss and it is. As you are walking north on the Fire Road, look for a picnic table on the left in a clearing by the creek. The trail will begin in about 50 feet to the left. There is a marker but it is still easy to miss.

My hiking partner and I used AllTrails with my phone over Verizon. Using GPS we could track our location in real time on the AllTrails map. Even so we accidentally ended up off trail a few times. Some of the intersections along the trail are not clearly marked.

Once on the moderate level section, the trail begins a rapid descent which you can see on the AllTrails topo diagram. There are sections that could be difficult for anyone who does not have good lower mobility. At the location I have marked with 2, the trail splits and the marker isn't clear. Use your map with GPS to make sure you get on the correct trail.

I hiked this trail in Oct17 and even then the creek had enough water in it that you would have to wade through where it crosses the path. Be aware there's no bridge at this spot. You can see the water level in my photos.

Features of this trail as it is mapped in AllTrails include mountain top views, patches of Lady Bug swarms, creek crossing, views that potentially could gaze out to the coastal ranges and off-highway vehicle access.

We thoroughly enjoyed this loop but both of us thought it would be wise to note that the Fire Road section and the third-third which begins at the creek crossing at the forest floor should be considered easy. The second third should be considered moderate.

off road driving
Monday, August 14, 2017

We took the road to the end in our Subaru, pretty meadows there if you can find them.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Be extremely careful. There are lot of poison oaks on this trail. Great scene View of a fall and a river

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

This requires a $30 ark entry fee to get access. I rated it a three because I didn't actually pay the fee. I found a local free trail not on the list.

mountain biking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Climb up is nice and easy on a fire road but the left turn onto the single track can be easy to miss. I ended up doing an extra 3 miles but didn't mine. It's a very beautiful area.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Didn't go all the way to Grizzley Lakes. I turned back at the junction near Frypan Meadow. The smoke from the Rough Fire was pretty bad in the morning, but cleared up as I gained elevation. Will definitely hike this one again & camp at Grizzley lakes & then head up to Mt Harrington & over the Monarch Divide. Nice views & very peaceful......I didn't see another person the entire day.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Very short trail. Nice scenery and the history is great.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

really short and easy trail. stump is definitely a site to see.

on Yucca Point Trail

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gorgeous in the fall..

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Princess Campground was still closed, but parked at the entrance and walked up the road. There is a large beautiful meadow on the left of the road into the campground. The Indian Basin Trail starts at the outhouse on the left side of the campground. Very easy, no challenge, but the views of the meadow is fantastic. There are many Giant Sequoia Redwood stumps along the trail. The map at the start of the trail head mentioned a side route to a cabin, but didn't locate it. Great time of year to be up there, didn't see anyone else the entire time.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ditto what Mike said

Sunday, May 15, 2011

About 12 miles past the King Canyon Nat'l Park Visitor Center on Hwy 180, park at the trailhead on the left side of the road. The downhill trail immediately switches to the right and passes underneath a beautiful oak canopy. The oaks don't last as the trail breaks into the open and the next mile is a series of long meandering switchbacks that ultimately drops to The Kings River. Vistas include the merge of the South and Middle forks of the Kings. We did the hike in early spring and the water volumes were spectacular. We stopped short of going to the base of the canyon. Our time was limited since we did the hike late in the day after the long drive in from Los Angeles. However, there was no shortage of a payoff--the falls from Tenmile Creek were amazing. We did the hike in late April, so snow melt was in full effect. Beware of rattlesnakes (no encounter for us), and poison oak (lots of it). Hike, in and out, took about 3 hours.

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