Namesake of the world’s largest living thing (as well as one of the tallest and oldest), Sequoia National Park is an incredible landscape. From tall trees to deep canyons, snow-capped mountains and glaciers to rushing rivers, this park traverses some of the Lower 48’s most beautiful landscape. Easily accessible trails attract the bulk of the park’s visitors, but a vast and isolated wilderness awaits those willing to make the effort to venture beyond the popular attractions. Adjoining Kings Canyon National Park (which is jointly managed with Sequoia) offers more off-the-beaten-path options and solitude, along with more jaw-dropping scenery.

Viewing 22 of 22 Hikes

General Grant Grove

General Grant Grove

Distance: 0.6 mi

Time: 0.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Moro Rock

Moro Rock

Distance: 0.5 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Zumwalt Meadow

Zumwalt Meadow

Distance: 1.7 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 200 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Round Meadow and Beetle Rock

Round Meadow and Beetle Rock

Distance: 2.25 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 450 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Cold Springs Nature Trail

Cold Springs Nature Trail

Distance: 2.25 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 650 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Sugar Pine Trail

Sugar Pine Trail

Distance: 3.1 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 450 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

The Congress Trail

The Congress Trail

Distance: 3.3 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Tokopah Falls

Tokopah Falls

Distance: 3.8 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Roaring River Falls

Roaring River Falls

Distance: 4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Difficulty: Easy

The Soldiers Loop

The Soldiers Loop

Distance: 4.3 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Muir Grove

Muir Grove

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Big Baldy Ridge

Big Baldy Ridge

Distance: 6 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Sugarbowl Loop in Redwood Canyon

Sugarbowl Loop in Redwood Canyon

Distance: 6.8 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Sunset Loop

Sunset Loop

Distance: 6.5 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake

Distance: 6.8 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Trail of the Sequoias

Trail of the Sequoias

Distance: 6.3 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1300 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

White Chief Bowl

White Chief Bowl

Distance: 7.6 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2800 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake

Distance: 9.6 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2600 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley

Distance: 11.4 mi

Time: 6 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1600 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

The Lakes Trail

The Lakes Trail

Distance: 12 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2700 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Alta Peak

Alta Peak

Distance: 14 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3900 ft

Difficulty: Expert

Rae Lakes Loop

Rae Lakes Loop

Distance: 37.6 mi

Time: 20 hrs

Elevation Gain: 7500 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

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