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hiking
snow
5 days ago

on Salt Creek Falls

hiking
5 days ago

This trail offers something for everyone. Some moderate hikes and many flat places. Lovely views of mountains; wild turkeys and other birds were the only wildlife seen.

cross country skiing
icy
off trail
snow
7 days ago

Another great lap!

Very rewarding hike loop. Had some slip ups and wet feet. But can’t cry over wet shoes. Definitely bring hiking poles if you’re not used to this steep of a climb.

hiking
8 days ago

Super icy and foggy so couldn’t see anything!

hiking
8 days ago

Road was closed so we had to walk from the visitors center. Stairs at Morro Rock were very icy and there was a lot of fog so we couldn’t really see anything. Still very pretty!

Awesome views!!! As the first review mentions, it is a bit of scramble once you get past Pear Lake. There isn't a trail, you just have to keep climbing. It will feel as though it never ends, but just when you think you are over it, you'll hit the top and see Moose Lake! We didn't see another soul out there, which was pretty cool. :)

cross country skiing
off trail
snow
9 days ago

Great little loop to keep you in shape for the bigger days. Snow wasn’t half bad near the peak.

hiking
9 days ago

I would park in the lot across the campground and walk to through the campground, the trail is on the left, although there are a couple parking spots right at the trail start. Rocky trail, appx 4 miles up and ends at the beautiful fall.

hiking
scramble
14 days ago

Would definitely recommend this hike, completed it in around 3hours at the beginning of Jan, there were no need for any shoe spikes or poles. Mostly dirt path with a few steep bits but otherwise very solid underfoot and an easy to moderate hike. Would definitely recommend as the waterfalls were in full flow and looked beautiful.

hiking
icy
snow
17 days ago

We loved this hike so much! Trail was of course closed for winter, but snowshoers & skiers who’d come before us laid out a great trail for our crampons (we decided it was too shallow for snowshoes), and we handled the trail fine. Had a wonderful run in with a black bear that was walking the trail with us for about .3mi! Moro Rock’s summit was VERY icy and snowy, and without ice rated crampons I would STRONGLY recommend not attempting the summit. Low handrails (when there are handrails) along with the stairs become ice “slides” made this part very dangerous, even with the correct equipment. It was mostly safe to the halfway point on the actual rock. Will 100% do this hike again the next time we come through Sequoia!

We snowshoed to the hut for New year day and spent the night there. very beautiful hike! The weather was great, sunny and almost warmish. It had not snow for a week or so, thus the path was very clear and easy to follow. the map is slightly wrong, the winter path does not pass between the two lakes but loop way norther. Snow was quite packed in the bottom and become slightly softer at the top, but overall easy to manage. we left at 11 and it took us roughly 4 hours to get to the hut (with a couple of stops for a quick snack and water). conditions clearly made the hike faster, with soft snow, it can take easily the double. Night at the hut was great!

Great trail . One of the vest I’ve seen . Did not make it to the top but I’ll be back .

hiking
icy
snow
18 days ago

We started out at General Sherman Tree, then followed the entirety of the Congress trail. There were A LOT of underequipped hikers on the trails - no crampons/sticks, which meant for the first leg of the trail there were lots of people slipping/falling/walking Incredibly slowly. Once we got beyond the initial entrance to Congress Trail, it became silent & we only saw 2 other groups for the remaining ~5.5mi. Non-technical & a simple walk through hard packed snow with crampons. 10/10 this was a quintessential hike for LOTS of healthy, giant sequoias.

hiking
icy
19 days ago

backpacking
20 days ago

Hiked the trail on Dec 31st planning to toast the arrival of 2020 camping up in Garfield Grove. Alas, the best laid plans of mice and men do often go astray. First of all, this trail is rightly categorized as Difficult. For two 24 year old guys in decent shape, we struggled quite a bit marching constantly uphill loaded with heavy packs. Nice stops at the streams, but between was largely monotonous, often through thicket with no spot to rest your legs. The trail began with no sight of snow, but as we climbed higher we began to see thin patches here and there, which quickly turned to a thick blanket by Snowslide Camp. The snow had buried the campsite, and despite our best efforts we could not find anywhere reasonable to put down a tent. After settling into a very unreasonable spot, we found it impossible to start a fire, because everything was profoundly cold and wet. As darkness fell upon us, we realized this was no place to spend New Years Eve. So we repacked our entire camp and hiked all the way back down, in pitch black darkness. Aside from a brief Blair Witch Project moment getting lost in the thicket toward the bottom, we made it down smoothly by 9 pm, over 10 hours from when we set out in the morning. We built a proper camp at the site by the car and thoroughly enjoyed New Years Eve. TAKEAWAY: I give this trail 3 stars for three reasons. First and foremost, it is absolutely filled with fallen trees blocking the trail that can be very difficult to get past, especially with a large backpack. The hike felt like an obstacle course at times, very frustrating. Secondly, finding a decently flat and clear patch of ground to make camp is damn near impossible. I heard there are two decent spots in Snowslide, but if those are taken or its snowed over, you're screwed. Lastly, most of the trail simply isn't very scenic. Saw a handful of small sequoias and views of Homor's Nose, but we didn't get far enough to see the best parts of the grove. Maybe it's worth it at the top, but I'm not sure if I'll ever bother to give it another shot. I think this trail is best experienced as a day hike without carrying heavy gear. The drive-in campsite at the trail head is very spacious and comfortable.

Wonderful trail. Did a solo hike starting from hospital rock out and back on the potwisha. Awesome scenery and a great starter hike not far from the entrance of the park. Please remember to download your map layers before heading up to the park. There will be no cell service once you get there.

hiking
rocky
21 days ago

It’s everything they say it is! It’s also definitely a tourist attraction which means a whole bunch of people with no sense of ethics. People were climbing over the barriers and romping around on the snow-covered sensitive soil. The root systems of these trees are very shallow. Also with tourists comes a while bunch of garbage being strewn all over the ground and stacked on top of dumpsters by people too dumb or lazy to undo the clip that keeps bears from entering dumpsters.

camping
22 days ago

Yeah definitely one of my faves - did the whole thing last year in Dec. and rate it moderate-to-easy. This year we just camped at Potwisha and explored other nearby trails. Did see two different sets of mama bear and her cubs! One was off the road heading out of campground, the other about 100 yds. from Marble trailhead, close to our camp site (not sure if they’re an issue at night as we left the same day but didn’t have any issues the night before and had food locked in bear bins). Bring your bear spray and get prayed up!

cross country skiing
closed
icy
snow
22 days ago

Wonderful experience I want to do it again soon

Easy stroll. Went in December, so trail can be icy in certain places.

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