Looking for a great trail near Stony Creek Village, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, running 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 9 moderate trails in Stony Creek Village ranging from 2.7 to 15.1 miles and from 6,220 to 9,465 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The trail was nice, complete with a couple of beautiful mountain range views and tons of giant sequoia. The only major negative was the bugs. They were non-stop the entire time. With bug spray it would have been fine — come prepared and you’ll love it.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful view, gorgeous sunset. Keep walking until there no where else to go

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rocky
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail to hike! The elevation gain wasn’t too bad at all, loved the views at the end! Overall great day hike!

Nice and peaceful trail. Not many people this time of the year. Really enjoyed it.

hiking
1 month ago

The loop on here does not exist. It’s an out and back with very little elevation. Only 4.4 miles with 600 feet

hiking
1 month ago

Extremely well maintained trail, and not as steep as I expected. A nice, fairly easy and quiet uphill hike through quiet forests and past bright meadows. No bugs. Weather calm and beautiful. Water level very low throughout but you’re still never far from a filterable source. I was the only camper at Twin Lakes which was pretty cool. Serene silence except for 3 nice howling sessions from coyotes(?) around sunset and sunrise. Beautiful! Wandered up Twin Peaks in the morning real quick (2 hours) for some great views before packing out. There is a bear box and pit toilet at Twin Lakes. Get your self-issued wilderness permit for overnight stays at the museum on the way to Lodgepole campgrounds which btw is operating at limited capacity starting Oct 16. Not many sites available, but also not very crowded.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail, well maintained, easy to find the trail. The hike to the lake was mostly going up, but it was definitely worth it. Fish didnt seem to bite on any of my spinners. Lots of great camping spots around the lake. Overall this was a good hike, stayed 1 night.

Like everyone says here this trail has everything, sequoias , a waterfall (small one), creek crossing and there is an area with a great view of the forest. Beware there is a lot of uphill climbing on this hike. All trails tracker reported a 1000 feet delta between lowest point and highest point. This loop is 9 miles not 7.

hiking
1 month ago

It's hard to find a better trail in terms of (1) proximity to Park entrance, (2) ease of hike, and (3) payoff at the end. The views from the top are stunning, and the immense glacial boulders scattered here and there along the whole length of the the trail make for diverse scenery and lots of fun climbing for those inclined to do so. The boulders, beauty and brevity of the trail make this a prime choice for families with young children, or for anyone looking for a memorable experience that doesn't involve a grueling hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Watch out for the thorns

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail with my 12 year old. Great walk and great panoramic views from the top. You can see the Kaweahs and even Mt Whitney in the distance on a clear day

Took this hike in the morning on a chilly day in October. It was about 55 when I started and ended up being in the 60s when I finished. The trail is very easy to follow and the terrain feels great on the feet. There isn’t too many obstacles that right stick out in my mind. There were no instances of any run-ins with wildlife or bugs while I was on the trail. The views throughout the hike are spectacular, unlike many other hikes where the payoff is at the end. The trail, for my journey, had very small amounts of foot traffic and I was able to park right past the trailhead sign in a turnout. I enjoyed this one a lot!

Trail was great! If you would like to see the most giant sequoia’s, this is the trail!

This was a great backpacking trip. Rated 3 stars because you cannot have a campfire and it was 9,400 elevation, hard to get up and get going in morning when it’s freezing. There was also a ton of deadfall. But overall a lot of beautiful views. Challenging the last couple miles but worth it.

October 11, great time of year for this hike. I did Sugarbowl trail down to the creek, spent the night along the water, then hiked out Hart trail. Beautiful hike among the giant trees. No bugs, few people, cold at night, but gorgeous during the day.

hiking
1 month ago

Big baldy was a lovely 1/2 day hike that my wife and I did on our last day in the area. It is a true moderate difficulty trail with both some sharply inclined areas and other flatter, easier areas. You have a beautiful view of the valley nearly the entire time which culminates on the rock of big baldy with a spectacular panorama views. There is a good amount of sun exposure which was welcome in the 50 degree weather in October. Truly a perfect 3 hour or so quick one!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy little hike with no one else on the trail. Great views at the end.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, the first 4 or similes the going is nice and steady with a pretty clear trail easy stepping. Then it changes and gets rocky and tree roots abundant so you have to watch your footing. The last 2.5 miles were pretty killer. Lots of breaks but we made it in 6 hours with a 30 minute lunch break at kahoon gap summit.

backpacking
2 months ago

Tough last couple of miles, otherwise very pleasant trail and beautiful lakes. It took us 5.5 hours to get up there, including lunch break. We camped at the lakes and it was a very cold weekend! It snowed during the night. Lovely and memorable.

hiking
2 months ago

this trail is hard do not recommend for a novice very steep took 5 hour to get to the top but only 3 back but worth the pain lake is unbelievable

The perfect hike. AllTrail directions Coordinates take you right to closest trailhead parking lot. Hart Tree / Fallen Goliath Loop trail is off to the left. After about a quarter mile, you’ll have choice of taking left or right for the loop. If you don’t want a steep incline at the end of your hike, go RIGHT.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, especially on a clear day. there are a few gradual switchbacks to start out the hike, which lead to a nice climb along the ridge that offers views out west towards the valley and Mineral King to the east. The first third and last third of the trail is pretty rocky, but the middle section is a nice easy stroll. Very few hikers considering how it's one of the more enjoyable hikes in the park. Sunsets are nicer here than Moro Rock, with zero crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

must see. mountain views don't get any better.

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over grown
2 months ago

Hiked this loop on 9/21 starting from Big Meadow Campground. We started on the Weaver Lake trail and then entered this Jennie Lake loop after about 1.25mi of hiking from our camp site. We did this loop clockwise instead of the counter clockwise loop that AllTrails has recorded. Overall, the hike was beautiful but there were some overgrown parts with prickly bushes and several fallen trees that you have to climb over or hike around to stay on trail. We got a late start (9:40am) so my partner didn’t want to rest at Jennie Lake too long since we forgot our headlamps, but we got back to our camp site around 5:15pm (approx 7.5 hours, 17-18 miles). What we didn’t realize was this loop doesn’t actually take you to Weaver Lake. You have to add a whole section to hike down to Weaver. We opted not to do that because of our late start. Overall definitely a nice hike and I would have loved to spend more time at Jennie Lake.

Service road and steady incline the whole way up. Lookout opens at 10:30am. Lots of buzzing from bees. Not too many to worry about.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best views you can get with only 4.5 miles of distance! Great sense of solitude on the way and expansive view at the top.

Absolutely Amazing..... this trail has it all! 5 stars all the way.... but your legs will be sore

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail! Good for hiking and trail runs. Much of the trail is exposed ridgeline with amazing views.

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