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 40 of 40 Hikes

Potwisha Pictographs

Potwisha Pictographs

Distance: 0.8 mi

Time: .5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 175 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

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

Hume Lake

Hume Lake

Distance: 2.6 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Difficulty: Easy

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

Little Baldy Peak

Little Baldy Peak

Distance: 3.4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

The Soldiers Loop

The Soldiers Loop

Distance: 4.3 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Kanawyers Loop

Kanawyers Loop

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 300 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Roaring River Falls

Roaring River Falls

Distance: 4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Muir Grove

Muir Grove

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Paradise Creek

Paradise Creek

Distance: 5.8 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Park Ridge

Park Ridge

Distance: 5.6 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Admiration Point

Admiration Point

Distance: 5.8 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1800 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Big Baldy Ridge

Big Baldy Ridge

Distance: 6 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Trail of the Sequoias

Trail of the Sequoias

Distance: 6.3 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1300 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Sugarbowl Loop in Redwood Canyon

Sugarbowl Loop in Redwood Canyon

Distance: 6.8 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake

Distance: 6.8 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Marble Falls

Marble Falls

Distance: 6.4 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1900 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

White Chief Bowl

White Chief Bowl

Distance: 7.6 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2800 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Hart Tree Loop

Hart Tree Loop

Distance: 7.4 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake

Distance: 9.6 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2600 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Wolverton Cut-Off Trail

Wolverton Cut-Off Trail

Distance: 9.2 mi

Time: 6 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Lookout Peak via Don Cecil Trail

Lookout Peak via Don Cecil Trail

Distance: 10.8 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3800 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: 12.2 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2600 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Middle Fork Trail to Mehrten Creek

Middle Fork Trail to Mehrten Creek

Distance: 12 mi

Time: 7 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2400 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Distance: 13.6 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3000 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Alta Peak

Alta Peak

Distance: 14 mi

Time: 8 hrs

Elevation Gain: 3900 ft

Difficulty: Expert

Kearsarge Basin

Kearsarge Basin

Distance: 17.7 mi

Time: 12 hrs

Elevation Gain: 4400 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Hockett Meadow via Atwell-Hockett Trail

Hockett Meadow via Atwell-Hockett Trail

Distance: 21.4 mi

Time: 12 hrs

Elevation Gain: 4500 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Cottonwood Lakes Loop

Cottonwood Lakes Loop

Distance: 23.2 mi

Time: 72 hrs

Elevation Gain: 4040 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Five Lakes Basins

Five Lakes Basins

Distance: 30 mi

Time: 30 hrs

Elevation Gain: 9300 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Rae Lakes Loop

Rae Lakes Loop

Distance: 37.6 mi

Time: 20 hrs

Elevation Gain: 7500 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Onion Valley to Mount Whitney

Onion Valley to Mount Whitney

Distance: 49.1 mi

Time: 120 hrs

Elevation Gain: 11500 ft

Difficulty: Expert

High Sierra Trail

High Sierra Trail

Distance: 72.1 mi

Time: 168 hrs

Elevation Gain: 19000 ft

Difficulty: Expert

1 Comment

Kat Matthews Jun 25, 2017 22:06

June 2017. Hiked Zumwalt Meadow. The river is rushing and very dangerous. Keep your distance and be cautious as the water temperature is extremely cold. Bring insect repellent with Deet as the misquotes are biting. Enjoy this easy hike. The meadows, river, and overall landscape is simply indescribable. See you on the trail!

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