Hiking in Sequoia National Park

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The High Sierra Trail: Segment 4 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 4 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Difficult: 6.9 miles, Full day
Moraine Lake to Kern Hot Spring

This is the fourth of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 4 of 7: Moraine Lake to Kern Hot Spring. For the first...
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 5 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 5 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Difficult: 9.6 miles, Full day
Kern Hot Spring to Upper Kern Canyon

This is the fifth of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 5 of 7: Kern Hot Spring to Upper Kern Canyon. This is...
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 3 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 3 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Difficult: 9.8 miles, Full day
Precipice Lake to Moraine Lake

This is the third of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 3 of 7: Precipice Lake to Moraine Lake. After a satisfying...
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 2 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 2 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Difficult: 9.8 miles, Full day
9-Mile Creek to Precipice Lake

This is the second of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 2 of 7: 9-Mile Creek to Precipice Lake. This stretch...
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 7 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 7 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Difficult: 14.3 miles, Full day
Guitar Lake to Mount Whitney Summit and the descent to Whitney Portal

This is the last of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 7 of 7: Guitar Lake to Mount Whitney Summit and the descent...
Middle Fork Trail - Sequoia National Park
Middle Fork Trail - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Moderate: 11.0 miles, Half day
A great backpacking alternative when the high country is blanketed in snow.

This trail is best travelled in the Spring months. The progression from the Foothills to a secluded giant sequoia grove makes it diverse. It is also possible to hook up with a more extensive trail system which can lead you north to Giant Forest or south to Mineral King.
Marble Falls Trail - Sequoia National Park
Marble Falls Trail - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Moderate: 6.6 miles, Half day
A great spring time hike through a deep canyon in the Foothills.

This hike offers an abundant and diverse plant life as you switchback through shady, woodland chaparral. Oaks, cottonwoods, redbuds and dogwoods are skirted with a variety of flowers in the spring like brodiaea, madia, lilies and Chinese houses. The trail ends at "Marble Falls" cascading over polished marble.
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 6 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 6 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Difficult: 10.2 miles, Full day
Upper Kern Canyon to Guitar Lake

This is the sixth of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 6 of 7: Upper Kern Canyon to Guitar Lake. This segment...
Big Trees Trail - Sequoia National Park
Big Trees Trail - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Easy: 1.2 miles, 1 hour or less
A paved, accessible trail across from the Giant Forest Museum.

This easy, paved trail offers several educational displays focusing on the giant sequoia ecosystem.
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 1 of 7
The High Sierra Trail: Segment 1 of 7
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
 
Moderate: 8.4 miles, Full day
Crescent Meadow/Wolverton to 9-Mile Creek

This is the first of a series of Guides to the High Sierra Trail, an approximately 70 mile trail that runs from Crescent Meadow on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to Whitney Portal on the eastern slope. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 1 of 7: Crescent Meadow/Wolverton to 9-Mile Creek. The...
Congress Trail - Sequoia National Park
Congress Trail - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Easy: 2.2 miles, 1-3 hours
A popular loop trail that begins at the General Sherman Tree.

The trail honors that all national parks in the U.S. have been created by our Congress. This popular trail begins at the General Sherman Tree and takes you into the heart of the Giant Forest. It is also a pleasant snow-shoe in the winter months.
Tokopah Falls - Sequoia National Park
Tokopah Falls - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Easy: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
An easy stroll out of the Lodgepole Campground.

Like Yosemite Valley, Tokopah Valley was shaped by a glacier. This trail leads you under the canopy of pines and firs as you pass an occassional meadow and creek-crossings.
Mineral King to Monarch Lakes
Mineral King to Monarch Lakes
Silver City, California, United States
 
Moderate: 8.4 miles, Full day
A day hike from Mineral King Valley to Monarch Lakes and back.

The hike from Mineral King to Monarch Lakes is 4.2 miles one way with an elevation gain of about 2500ft.The hike starts at an elevation of 8000 and reaches 10400ft at Lower Monarch Lake. This is a moderately difficult hike and is best done as a day hike. This seems to be a popular route for backpackers who go past the sawtooth pass to columbine...
Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass
Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass
Silver City, California, United States
 
Difficult: 11.5 miles, Full day
Sawtooth Pass has a brilliant perspective of Mineral King Valley, Lost Canyon, Monarch Lakes, and Columbine Lake.

Sawtooth Pass in Mineral King Valley strafes the serrated edge of Sawtooth Peak, the largest prominence in the area at 12,343 ft. Climbing to the top of the pass reveals views of alpine glacial gems like Columbine Lake, Monarch Lakes, Mineral Peak and Mineral King Valley. Overnight backpacking or camping is a must when visiting Mineral King. Reaching...
Mineral King to Eagle Lake
Mineral King to Eagle Lake
Silver City, California, United States
Moderate: 6.9 miles, Full day
A day hike from Mineral King Valley to Eagle lake and back.

The hike from Mineral King to Eagle is short and steep with about 2200ft elevation gain in 3.4 miles. The hike starts at an elevation of about 7600+ and reaches just below 10000ft at Eagle lake. This is a moderately difficult hike and can be finished in half a day, although it might be more relaxing if you have a full day.
Little Baldy Trail - Sequoia National Park
Little Baldy Trail - Sequoia National Park
Sequoia National Park, California, United States
Easy: 3.4 miles, 1-3 hours
The summit of this hike offers an amazing view of the Silliman Crest and the Great Western Divide.

Located 1.5 miles south of Dorst Campground, the Little Baldy trailhead is marked by a large sign on the east side of the road. After two switchbacks, you are guided through a quiet forest before the trail opens up onto the top of an open granite dome.
Mt. Whitney from Whitney Portal
Mt. Whitney from Whitney Portal
Whitney Portal, California, United States
 
Moderate: 22 miles, Full day
Hike California's Amazing State Highpoint, also the highest point in the lower 48 States

On this very long day you will climb from Whitney Portal at 8,365' to 14,505' over 22 miles round trip. This peak is the highest point in the lower 48 but because it is so far south it contains no glaciers and is a non-technical ascent. It is best to camp at least one night at Whitney Portal to get your body a little used to the altitude. During...
Movie Road/Alabama Hills
Movie Road/Alabama Hills
Lone Pine, California, United States
Easy: 25 miles, Half day
Very easy route through one of the most unique and beautiful places in California

Spend an hour or all day exploring rock formations so unique they’ve been used in famous movie sets for over 70 years. Enjoy breathtaking scenery enroute to a hiking trailhead that goes to the top of 14,495-ft. Mount Whitney (hiking permit required). Only main roads are described here; for maximum fun, you’ll want to explore dozens of side roads...
Trips
The fun begins... (Whitney Portal, California, United States) Photo
Backpack is not helpful in creek crossings (Whitney Portal, California, United States) Photo
We are so high and we are still so far away (Whitney Portal, California, United States) Photo
A bit steeper but still easy (Whitney Portal, California, United States) Photo
Mount Whitney
by EwaSkB on Jun 23, 2007
Whitney Portal, California, United States
Hiking | 21 miles
Two day ascent of the highest peak in contiguous US.
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Mt. Whitney day hike
by ybwhiker on Aug 11, 2009
Whitney Portal, California, United States
Hiking | 18.6 miles
Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, at 14450 feet high, is a big challenge for most people. I got the chance to take this challenge, and finished this total trail in 12 hours. This is also my first high mountain hike in my life. The view from the top of Mt. Whitney and on the trail is amazing, plus the fact that you are on top of everything...