Explore the most popular hiking trails near Pinewood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy hike to get to Morro Rock, but for some it may be a little strenuous getting to the top of the rock. If you are in shape it should be a breeze. Beautiful views. Get there early if you want to want to beat the tourists!

on Moro Rock Full Trail

5 days ago

Excellent hike and morro rock at sunset!

It's a nice little extra walk that isn't as crowded as other place. Lots of birds

easy walking loop of the meadows. very near by tharp's log.

Great mountain views, easy hike through Sequoias to get to Moro Rock

Went for a 3 day, 2 night camping trip with the Boyfriend. It was incredible. Beautiful views with every step! Be ready to get your feet wet if you are planning on hiking out to Redwood Meadow! The water is so crisp and refreshing to drink (with a LifeStraw) but it doesn't feel to good when you get wet. We built our basecamp on a quiet little peninsula near where the Panther Creek and Middle Fork creek merge. It was so peaceful I didn't want to leave!

Great views up on top. Over 300 stairs to climb once you have reached the rock!

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail was a nice and challenging trail. My first backpacking trip/trail. Two nights two days. Parked at Buckeye campground and hike up to the trailhead. Hit the trail up this April of 2018. Before the rain the river crossings weren’t bad. After a night of rain they were impossible. Waited for the river to die down a bit and crossed. The trail is well blazed and has nice views along the whole trail. AllTrails Pro did not really work out there though. Only downside.

Amazing trail to see Sequoias without crowds or really anyone. It felt like we had it to ourselves.

Nice hike through the forest before reaching the Moro Rock steps. Beautiful views and nature all around.

Perfect time of year to be on this trail. I took it to Panther Creek and camped there on a Saturday night. Lots of spots to tarp/tent or hang. Excellent weather(70/40) with nice snowy views to the east. Water was plentiful, but none of the creek crossings to that point had any deep water. The road to the trailhead/Buckeye Flat campground is closed at this point for the winter but do not let that stop you from jumping on this awesome trail. You’ll need to park at the picnic area on Sherman’s Highway at the intersection of Buckeye Flat. It tacks on an additional two miles but was along the river and I encountered many mule deer along the way. When the road forks, go left on the rough road. The gate on the right goes to Buckeye Flat campground and Paradise trail. Happy hiking!

amazing trail. excellent spot for the sunset and sunrise. The view at top is so worth it.

Sweet & Quiet

Sweet & Quiet

Perfect warm up for the trail up the rock!

hiking
9 months ago

Great warm up for when you get to the stairs at Moro Rock, or if you're heading toward Hanging Rock!

This is a really short hike. The trail is well maintained. People usually come out here during the snow but if you're out here during the spring or summer, it's beautiful and green. There are plenty of animals for you to enjoy in this area. Every time I have come to this little meadow I have seen some bears. So be careful.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Completed a two night, three day trip up to the campsite where Granite Creek joins Middle Fork Kaweah River (approximately 12 miles). Our ultimate goal was Redwood Meadow, but we decided that fording the river at the spot 2 miles north was not safe so we weren't able to see it. Due to all the snowmelt the creeks are at full strength, and the trail requires multiple creek crossings (one of which you must ford - Mehrten Creek), so bring something to dry off with. Trail itself has multiple fallen trees blocking the path, but none that are show stoppers. Lots of mosquitos!

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