Looking for a great trail near Sequoia National Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Sequoia National Park ranging from 5.6 to 29.6 miles and from 6,699 to 9,442 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!





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nice trail fairly easy to slightly moderate towards the end. amazing end with the waterfall. went September so it was really refreshing weather cold water .. would do again.

6 days ago

Parked in the campground. Beautiful alpine scenery, well-marked trail, and lovely waterfall at the end.

off trail
11 days ago

Awesome hike! It’s scenic and beautiful. We saw a black bear roaming through the stream a good way from the trail (still awesome)! We hiked down to the water at spots where there are large flat rocks for swimming. You can climb down to the water from the falls to swim (freezing, but worth it) or climb up to the falls (be careful).

So beautiful! And pretty easy hike- just keep in mind that you’re starting out about 6200 ft elevation. We were just passing through, so, you have to park at the Lodgepole Market Store, if you’re not camping, which adds a little more distance. I’m no good with numbers, but it’s probably an extra half mile round trip to the trailhead. We started around 4:30 pm on a Monday evening, so it wasn’t super crowded and parking was easy. You can climb down to a little pool at the waterfall, but I wouldn’t say it was a breeze to get down there. The weather was in the low 60s, and the water is FREEZING cold. Be careful if you jump in. My bf dove in and said it almost felt like his body went into shock, which is a big deal, in my opinion, cause he’s rarely affected by temperature. Super beautiful and worth the trip! Took about 2ish hours to complete. The mosquitos starting coming out on our way back, and the marmot was out, as well!! :) Please don’t feed him. He was definitely looking to snack.

Good Hike, quick and easy!

We did this hike in the afternoon, and it was well shaded up until the end with the waterfall so we managed to still keep cool. Pretty views of the river along the way and had a very close encounter with a bear (<5ft) who was hiding behind a log while I was taking photos, but he could have cared less and wandered off. The granite section at the end could be a challenge if it was wet, but no issues on a dry day.

Best waterfall ever. Cliff jumping at the foot of the super high and lively water fall in ice cold refreshing water.

Really nice afternoon escape from the Central Valley heat! Well kept Trail.. easy to moderate hike. saw lots of families with small children. Near the Falls there is a boulder section that has sketchy footing if you have mobility issues and we watched an elderly man take a tumble onto some rocks on the Trail. He was alright but a Little shaken. I mention it only to say be careful to anyone unaccustomed to Rocky terrain or unsteady on their feet. Hiking/Trekking poles would have been useful for he and his companion. Temperatures were in the upper 70 low 80 but the Trail was mostly shaded making it a wonderful afternoon with the sounds of the Water always in our ears. Will definitely be doing this again in the Spring or early Summer when the waters are flowing stronger.

One of my favorite hikes in the park! There is some slight granite “scrambling” on your way to the base of the falls but it’s easy to stay on trail. In addition, there is very little to no shade once you hit the granite. Please don’t feed the marmot!!

Great hike! The trail runs along the creek, which offers multiple opportunities to jump in and cool off!

Easy hike for the family. Our 4 year old niece even walked a lot of it on her own! The falls were still full in late July. We love how there’s a beautiful view all along the hike.

The best trail in sequoia national park! Moderately easy trail without a harsh incline and lots of great points to stop and take a break. The views after you turn the corner and see tokopah in the distance is amazing and the fall flows all summer long! Plan for about 3-4 hours of your day taken doing the trail. Well worth it!

We did this on the morning of our second day, and it’s a great 2-hour hike. We could grab lunch afterwards at the Lodgepole Visitor Center/ Market.

Great family friendly trail all the way to the falls. Beautiful views of the creek beside the trail, luscious green trees, and meadows. Spotted mother bear with cub feasting on their catch, from a safe distance of course. Be prepared to get in the water once at the falls!

29 days ago

This was a nice day hike to the second lake on the “Lakes Trail” up to Emerald Lake. We made it up in two and a half hours and only stopped once at the Watchtower. The lake is gorgeous and the water is chilly! We did see a few people taking a quick swim though. We left the Wolverton trailhead at 8am and only passed two other hikers who were also on the way up, and about 5-7 hikers who were coming down. On our way back though we passed 150+ people who were headed up to the lakes. Make sure you do this hike early, especially on the weekends if you are expecting some peace and solitude.

1 month ago

Saw a bear and marmot!!

This is an enjoyable hike. The downside is the amount of other people there. It starts just next to a large camping area and even larger parking lot. There’s bathrooms and a water bottle full station at the lot. The forest hike is low level difficulty with so beautiful wildlife. It runs parallel to the fall’s creek. With some stone stairs here and there. A few tiny springs and some small wood plank bridges. There’s a couple deviations off the main trail to the creek where you could cool off or some people fish. Once you break the forest line it’s all rock and there’s a lot of it. The shade is mostly gone but there are some cool spots where rock covers you and some tiny caves blowing cold air. Once you reach the summit, it’s not so easy to climb down into the small rocky pools but it’s gratifying if you do. We found a rock with some shade and stuck our legs in the water and had a snack. Bring water, we brought a liter and that wasn’t enough.

By far one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever been on. This trail is very easy and the views are that of postcards.

Easy out and bank with a bit of incline and a rocky scramble at the falls. Be alert on the trail - we spotted two bears.

Great hike today with my daughter! Hard to believe that in the middle of August we are seeing so many wildflowers! Beautiful falls and had a deer leap across the trail right in front of us on our hike back! Ended up being about 5 mi if you park at the visitor center, totally worth it!!

absolutely amazing. went off trail a little bit to go swimming and definitely worth it. the water was cold but felt great

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING TRIPS I'VE EVER DONE! Tough Hiking, AMAZING VIEWS and Wildlife encounters (Wild Grouse, Black tailed Deer and a young Brown Bear!).. What Could Be Better! Day 1-- I started out on Friday evening around 6:45 from the trail head at Jennie Lake (not suggested unless you are comfortable hiking in the dark) If you can arrive earlier, try to make the pass (Poop out Pass) before dark. I arrived at Jennie Lake on my first leg at around 10-PM and made Camp. I could tell there were others and tried to be quiet. Next morning I could make out about 6 or seven tents. Day 2-- After a few sunrise photos, a cup of coffee and an energy bar, I filtered some water and headed for my lunch stop at Twin Lake/Twin Peaks. There is still plenty of water in the back country so I don't usually carry more than about 20 oz. at a stretch to conserve weight. Knowing where the water sources are is helpful when planning your route and pack list. The Climb out of Jennie Lake wasn't too bad. Beyond Jo Pass there is a meadow near Clover Creek where I encountered a young Buck grazing. The Climb up to Twin Lake was difficult requiring mini breaks to rest my legs and maintain my breathing. It's very doable but be prepared to take your time. The thin air becomes noticeable above the 9,000 foot altitude mark but it is manageable. Take your time and take frequent breaks. Twin Lake has a "semi-private Pit" Toilet that is suggested for use. I hope to add many photos but the toilet is basically an out house with two rail plank walls. Yes only Two walls about 5 feet high There are Bear Boxes but the boxes are unusable. The view from the little lake is worth the visit to the toilet. Twin Peaks is located at the E/NE end of the "Little Lake" and offers a stunning view. I took a lunch break there and rested to prepare for the climb up Twin Peaks Silliman Pass. The Pass tops out about 10,644 according to my smart watch altimeter. I did't put much stock in the information considering that the peaks themselves are only stated to be 10,463, and the pass is lower by at least a few hundred feet. I looked up the published pass altitude and it's 10,160 feet. Still, it was a strenuous portion to tackle in the afternoon and a forming thunder head made me ditch my plan to climb up to the peaks. Better to plan a longer trip next time that face being struck by lightning strike at altitude in the back country. The hike through Silliman Pass and into the Ranger Lake / Lodge Pole offered some of the most Amazing and Breathtaking Views on the trip. I could see all the way across to the eastern and southern High Sierras and the southern portion of the Great Western Divide. Ranger Lake offers Bear containers on the improved campsites. The afternoon view was enough to have me stop for a rest and a snack. Seville lake was to be my next stop, but beyond the Lost Lake cutoff, the mosquitoes were pretty heavy. I decided to skip stopping here head for Rowell Meadow where my lack of a wilderness permit wouldn't offer me the chance for a violation. (Had I stayed, I'd be camping without a Wilderness permit). It would have been a nice option and had this been more that a spur of the moment plan on my part, I would have picked up the permit online. I had decided to save the $15. and simply "day hike" the area. Since I didn't take Friday off work (Highly recommended) stopping at the ranger station was not a choice. So,off to Rowell meadow and the permit free Jennie lake wilderness area I went. Darkness set in once again on the climb out of Belle Canyon. The late afternoon mosquitoes through this part of the hike made it my least favorite section. I hiked by flashlight to the Jennie lake boundary line and camped just short of Rowell meadow off the trail where the mosquitoes had ceased to be a concern. Day 3 (Sunday) Without access to water for coffee I broke camp and headed to Rowell Creek. I was on the trail just before sunrise at about 645 AM. BEAR ENCOUNTER: About 20 minutes away I took some pictures of Rowell Meadow from the Southern end and continued up the trail another 5 minutes or so when I heard a bear tearing open a stump for it's breakfast. I heard him and moved ahead cautiously until I spotted him about 50 yards away. I moved cautiously forward to see if there were any way around and to see if it was a mother with cubs. About 30 yards from it, I waited behind tree cover and scanned the area. The wind was still or I was downwind from the young adult brown bear because it was never alerted to my presence. After about 10 minutes I was certain there were no other animals in the area. I was going to have to wait it out or try to announce my presence gradually to see it I could spook him/her away. Brown Bears are not aggressive in general unless they feel threatened. Since I was between two trees and behind small growth up to my neck, the bear wouldn't be

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